Premier League champions Manchester City have been linked with Japanese sensation Ritsu Doan, with the youngster having turned heads all around Europe with his performances over the past year.
The Groningen attacker has been on City's radar for some time now and it is believed the English club will attempt to pry the 20-year-old from the Dutch outfit in the January window, although the Eredivisie side aren't inclined to sell.
The right winger, who can also play in the left flank or as an attacking midfielder, scored his first goal for Japan this month, finding the back of the net against Uruguay during the recent international break.
Doan received his first call-up for his country this year and has since made three outings, registering a goal and an assist so far.
Manchester City want to sign £5m-rated Japan midfielder Ritsu Doan (20) from FC Groningen in January. City have been tracking the player for some time and have been impressed. Juventus and Atletico Madrid are also interested. [Mirror] pic.twitter.com/pItSYne61L— City Watch (@City_Watch) October 24, 2018
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