Manchester City are reportedly considering a January move for Rochdale winger Kwadwo Baah, and the 18-year-old could prove to be a superb addition for the future.
According to journalist Mike McGrath on Twitter, City have approached Dale for Baah, who is attracting interest from plenty of sides, whilst any potential deal for the teenager would likely see him return to the League One side on loan for the rest of the season.
Fellow journalist Chris Fitzgerald has also suggested that City have submitted a bid for the 18-year-old, so perhaps we could see him make the move to the Etihad before the end of the transfer window.
Baah first established himself in the Dale first-team as a 16-year-old and has gone on to make 27 appearances for the club, contributing three goals and two assists.
All of those goals and assists have come this season in League One, with the teenager having become a regular in Brian Barry-Murphy’s side in recent weeks.
His first professional goal was one to remember, as he smashed a shot into the top corner in the 5-0 win against Wigan Athletic in December, which was perhaps when bigger teams started to take notice of the youngster.
He then followed that up with two more superb goals in the 4-4 draw with Charlton Athletic recently, with the first an unbelievable finish on the run, whilst the second was a testament to the winger’s pace, power, and finishing ability.
Manager Barry-Murphy was full of praise for the youngster after his goal and performance in the win against Wigan, saying:
“He’s a very special talent, he’s going to attract the headlines – and rightly so because he’s a very dangerous player.”
It is no surprise, therefore, that he is attracting interest from Europe, with The Athletic claiming that the likes of Bayern Munich and Juventus are also looking into signing him.
However, if City can steal the march on those sides and sign him this month, then he could certainly prove to be a great player for the Citizens in the future, if he can live up to his potential.
It wouldn’t cost Txiki Begiristain too much to bring him, due to Baah’s contract being up in the summer, as well as Dale struggling financially, so this looks like a deal that City should definitely try and complete before the window shuts.