Serie A starlet to snub Manchester City
Pedro Obiang has ruled out a switch to Manchester City, by declaring that he is happy at Sampdoria.
The Premier League champions have been heavily linked with the 20-year-old, as rumours begin to circulate that manager Roberto Mancini is looking to overhaul his squad this summer.
Obiang, who has represented Spain at U-21 level, has been earning rave reviews for his performances in Serie A this term, leading to speculation that he could be on the move.
As well as City, Juventus and Napoli are said to be monitoring the youngster and could make summer bids.
However, despite the interest of such illustrious clubs, Obiang has insisted that his immediate future is with Sampdoria, and that he intends to sign a new contract with the club:
“At the moment I have nothing to say about the transfer market.” He is quoted by talkSPORT via Calciomercato.
“I’m fine here and next week we may conclude negotiations on a new contract. For now I will stay at Sampdoria – I want to progress a little more here.”
Obiang, who is of Equatoguinean descent, started his career with Atletico Madrid, before joining Sampdoria at just 16-years-of-age.
He is widely regarded as one of the finest emerging talents in Spain, where he is tipped to eventually graduate to the senior international side.