Betancourt confirms Manchester City interest

Manchester City are thought to want to sign Bologna’s star playmaker Gaston Ramirez this summer, and the star’s agent has confirmed that the Premier League champions have been in touch.

The Uruguay international has impressed for the Serie A side over the last number of seasons, with a move to a bigger club seemingly on the cards for some time now.

However, City will not be the only club interested in purchasing Ramirez, as confirmed by the South American midfielder’s agent Pablo Betancourt.

“Juventus and Manchester City have contacted me but there is especially an interesting offer from Wolfsburg and also another one from an important Spanish club,” The Guardian report the representative as saying.

“I think considering all the offers, the possibility that he could leave this summer could happen.”

It is believed that a fee in the region of £15 million will be needed to pry the 21-year-old away from the Italian team, and Roberto Mancini has recently admitted that he admires Ramirez.

“He is a good, young player with great potential. In attack, though, we are OK,” he told reporters.

Ramirez looks certain for a move to a bigger club this summer, and his versatility could bolster City’s options in attacking midfield and on the flanks.

By Gareth McKnight