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Manchester City Are Not Willing To Give Up On This Talented Starlet: One For The Future?

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In a recent report, Calciomercato mentioned that Manchester City are not willing to give up on Vasco da Gama starlet Andrey Santos. It has been revealed that the Mancunian giants are eyeing a move for the Rio de Janeiro-born talent.

Santos’ Impressive Rise In Brazilian Football

Santos has come through the youth ranks of Vasco da Gama and deserves a lot of credit for establishing himself as a valuable member of their senior team. The 18-year-old has found the back of the net on eight occasions in 33 league matches for the Brazilian club this season.

The gifted midfielder has caught the eye with his performances at the centre of Vasco da Gama’s midfield. Despite failing to register an assist, he has done well to score a handful of important goals for them during this campaign. Hence, it is no surprise that a top club like Man City are hoping to acquire his services next year.

His current contract with the Brazilian club is set to run out in 2027, so Pep Guardiola will have to pay a big fee if he wants to secure his services this January or at the end of this campaign.

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Manchester City Unwilling To Give Up On Andrey Santos: Is He A Prospect For The Future?

Santos has developed a knack for scoring goals from midfield and can also set up some inviting chances for others around him in the final third. He is a technically gifted footballer who has already begun to shine in the Brazilian Serie B. The Brazilian prospect mainly operates as a defensive midfielder but can also play as a box-to-box midfielder or as an attacking midfielder if his manager tells him to do so.

We can expect Santos to be an excellent long-term signing for Man City if they can devise a way to get him on board soon. He is already good enough to play a sporadic role in Pep Guardiola‘s squad.

However, more realistically, Santos will probably have to prove his worth in Man City’s world-class academy before he gets a chance to shine for their first XI.

Santos has got the potential to become a future star in European football, so the Mancunian club would do well to lure him to the Etihad Stadium next year. At 18, he is still quite raw and would need time to settle into life in Manchester. However, his ceiling is sky high which would make him a success story at Man City in the long run.

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