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Man City keep tabs on £60 million-rated Sporting Lisbon starlet

Sun 16 May 2021 | 9:12

The Citizens are interested in signing Nuno Mendes in the summer transfer window.

Nuno Mendes

has been a key player for

Sporting Lisbon

in their current league campaign. The Portuguese club secured their first Primeira Liga title in 19 years on Tuesday as Mendes made his 29th appearance of the season. According to

Mail Online

,

Manchester City

have contacted Mendes’ agent

Miguel Pinho

for a potential summer move. Pinho also represents

Bruno Fernandes

, who joined Manchester United from Sporting with a £47 million deal. The Portuguese club are eager to demand a higher fee for Mendes as he is under contract with a £60 million release clause. Manchester City are keen to add Mendes to their ranks with a £52 million deal as

Pep Guardiola

seems to be a big fan of the player. The 18-year-old made his debut for Sporting towards the end of the last season. However, his development in the current season persuaded

Fernando Santos

to use him in Portugal’s World Cup qualifying win over Azerbaijan in March.

Oleksandr Zinchenko

and

Joao Cancelo

have displayed fine performances in the Citizens’ backline. However, Guardiola wants to have more options for the position as

Benjamin Mendy

’s injuries might cause problems for the Premier League champions in the future.


source: SportMob