Man City are open to selling a ‘silky’ star for the right price, and a report has revealed Newcastle are challenging Leeds Utd for what could be a transfer masterstroke.
Bargains have been there to be had when signing players from Man City’s youth ranks in recent years. The biggest success story this season came in the form of Romeo Lavia who was bought by Southampton for just £10.5m last summer.
The 19-year-old Belgium international has been one of very few bright sparks for the now relegated Saints. In lieu of his fine displays this term, Lavia is now understood to be valued around the £45m mark.
Leeds pulled off a similar coup last summer when securing the services of Darko Gyabi for £5m as part of the deal that sent Kalvin Phillips the other way.
Gyabi is yet to make an impact in the first-team at Elland Road, though per the Daily Mail, Leeds are eyeing another City starlet.
Indeed, the newspaper report Sam Allardyce’s side are emerging as genuine contenders to sign midfielder, Kian Breckin.
The 19-year-old is the son of former Nottingham Forest centre-back Ian Breckin and is described as producing ‘silky’ displays during his stint in City’s Under-21s this term.
Breckin operates in central midfield and favours the attacking side of the game. He’s bagged eight goals and four assists in 24 Premier League 2 appearances this term.
Yet despite being highly-regarded at the Etihad, Breckin may well be on the move this summer.
It’s noted the difficulty in breaking into Pep Guardiola’s first eleven is emboldening City to cash in. Per the report, Man City ‘may sell if the right offer comes in’.
Leeds are a confirmed admirer of Breckin, though aren’t alone in that regard.
The Mail add Newcastle too like what they’ve seen from Breckin and could provide stiff competition for the Whites.