Man City and Barcelona 'closest' to signing Valencia winger - player dubbed 'new Ferran Torres'

Manchester City and Barcelona are the two clubs who are reportedly 'closest' to signing Valencia's rising winger, Fabio Blanco, according to the latest reports to emerge from Spain on Friday night.
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Manchester City and Barcelona are the two clubs reportedly 'closest' to signing Valencia's rising winger, Fabio Blanco, according to the latest reports to emerge from Spain on Friday night.

The 17 year-old is understood to be one of the Mestalla club's most promising players, however his current contract is set to expire on June 30th.

As a result of Valencia's failed efforts to renew the teenager's contract so far, several European clubs are now showing a keen interest in the player.

According to journalist Salva Gomis, Barcelona and Manchester City are the two clubs who are 'closest to taking over' Fabio Blanco, if he does not renew his contract.

Factoría Paterna have also already presented information that Valencia had presented the player with a 'good renewal offer', although no progress has been made.

Additionally, Factoría Paterna report that there has been no response from Fabio Blanco himself or his agents, Leaderbrock - who are also believed to be the representatives of current Manchester City winger Ferran Torres.

A report on the player from Marca on Friday also credits interest from Juventus and some clubs in Germany, with club president Anil Murthy 'doing his utmost' to tie the player down to a new deal.

The Spanish newspaper label Blanco as the 'new Ferran Torres'.

Manchester City will be no strangers to dealing with Valencia, having secured Ferran Torres just last summer for a cut-price fee.

The 21 year-old has enjoyed a promising start to life in the Premier League, and could possibly offer some encouraging advice to 17 year-old Blanco - if the teenager was to listen to the interest from Pep Guardiola's side.


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