Man City officials 'demonstrate interest' in defender - exploratory contact establish plan for player

Manchester City have made advanced talks after the club registered it's concrete interest in 18 year-old Portuguese left-back sensation, Nuno Mendes.
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Manchester City have made advanced talks after the club registered it's concrete interest in 18 year-old Portuguese left-back sensation, Nuno Mendes.

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have worked wonders over the last few seasons thanks to make-shift left-backs in the form of Fabian Delph, Oleksandr Zinchenko, and Joao Cancelo.

But Manchester City officials obviously feel the need to sign a more natural and comfortable left-back at some stage in the very near future in order to make the left side of defence an even stronger one, after seemingly losing faith in Benjamin Mendy in recent months.

Manchester City have recently been in talks with Sporting Lisbon over the signing of their teenage defensive sensation Nuno Mendes.

According to the latest edition of Portuguese newspaper Record, as translated by Sport Witness, Manchester City officials have 'demonstrated interest' in signing the Portuguese youngster after making exploratory contacts earlier in the year.

Manchester City hope to agree a deal with the Portuguese side for Mendes, but are initially planning to loan the youngster back to Sporting in order for him to continue his development under current manager, Rúben Amorim - who has shown immense faith in the youngster.

Whether Sporting are ready to sell their Portuguese international is not known, but potential suitors remain hopeful. Some encouraging signs came earlier this week, when reports from A Bola suggested that Sporting had in fact already identified a possible replacement for Mendes, in the form of Ruben Vinagre.

Manchester City are almost certain to be in the market for a new left-back, either in the upcoming summer window or that of 2022, but will face competition from other European clubs in their pursuit of Nuno Mendes - with the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United reportedly monitoring the player.


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