Udinese manager Luca Gotti has today confirmed the transfer of Manchester City winger, Jayden Braaf to the club, after reports on Saturday claimed the teenage winger was on the verge of a move.
Reports in recent months had suggested that the Dutch winger would be looking for a move away from the Etihad - and that City themselves were open to the idea, whether that was in the form of a loan deal or a permanent move with a buy-back or sell-on clause installed.
According to both Sport Italia and TuttoMercato in Italy on Saturday night, Braaf was set to head to Italy 'in the next hours' to complete a medical and join the Serie A side. As per information provided to City Xtra by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, we then understood that the 18-year-old would be leaving on a six-month loan deal until the end of the current campaign.
As per comments reported by Fabrizio Romano on Sunday afternoon, Udinese manager Luca Gotti has confirmed the Jayden Braaf deal with Manchester City. The 53-year-old said, “Braaf is coming here, yes. I’ve seen some videos and he has incredible skills..."
There had been reports over the past few weeks that the Dutch attacker would follow the same path taken by Jadon Sancho in 2016, and join Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. Those reports suggested that such a deal would take place in the summer, meaning the loan to Italy keeps that possibility alive.
The teenager has since posted an update on his Instagram, picturing himself en route to Italy this afternoon, in order to complete the necessary formalities of the move.
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