The majority of transfer news associated with Manchester City has been centred around the club’s reported interest in Napoli’s Jorginho.
Now, a fresh target has entered the fray, with Esporte Interativo claiming that the Premier League champions are considering a move for Flamengo youngster Lucas Paqueta.
INFORMAÇÃO EXCLUSIVA! City pode pagar uma BOLADA ABSURDA para contratar Lucas Paquetá! Se liga! pic.twitter.com/ckkJ9a4n6I
— Esporte Interativo (@Esp_Interativo) June 11, 2018
The attacking midfielder is relatively unknown on English shores, but he has seemingly caught the eye of Pep Guardiola and his team.
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Last season, the 20-year-old made nine appearances in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A, and in that time scored three goals and created two assists.
The talented youngster has also been linked to Spanish giants Real Madrid, but it is likely that they will have competition as Esporte Interativo claims that City are prepared to meet the player’s £40m release clause.
The price is staggering for a young player who is yet to prove himself on the elite stage, but the North-West outfit have a good record with Brazilian hopefuls.
Gabriel Jesus has been an impressive addition to Guardiola’s squad since his arrival from Palmeiras last year.
Some City fans have very little knowledge about Paqueta, but some are excited by the prospect of him joining the club.
Don’t have a clue who he is but.Go on sign him,the last guy we signed from the brazilian league worked out alright.
— BlueMoonHasRisen (@NotQuiteAguero) June 11, 2018
Please be true
— craig (@oggy79) June 11, 2018
— igor (@igorjuni0) June 11, 2018
This would actually be unreal
— Zackinho?? (@zftbI) June 11, 2018
Better than Jorginho
— ● (@Thoiser19) June 12, 2018
He is the real deal! City will forever grow
— 2018/19 Champions? (@deadlyMahrezz) June 11, 2018
— Haris (@Hersoo4) June 12, 2018
Well from previous Brazilian scouts under pep I won’t be moaning !
— Gaz Linkman (@gtolinkman) June 12, 2018