Teenage striker set for Etihad Stadium switch.
Manchester City are closing in on a deal for Swedish wonderkid Zacharias Faour – dubbed the ‘next Zlatan Ibrahimovic’.
Managerless City have already confirmed the summer signings of Shakhtar’s Fernandinho and Jesus Navas of Sevilla and their recruitment drive is showing no signs of slowing after Faour’s agent admitted the striker had visited City’s training ground ahead of concluding a deal.
The Premier League outfit have reportedly agreed a deal worth 500,000 euros for the the 15-year-old, which could rise to 1m euros if the young forward makes enough first team appearances in the future.
The Malmo striker’s scoring exploits for the Swedish outfit’s youth team have brought him to the attention of clubs across Europe and led to the country’s press dubbing him Zlatan the second.
“City rank him as one of the best in the world at his age level. “He is the kind of player that all of the big teams are after,” Faour’s agent, Hasan Cetinkaya, is quoted as saying by Goal.com.
“City take very few [young players] on, but they bring in the best players from Europe and South America. They don’t take on as many players as Chelsea. They take the best players and the club will pay plenty to get them.”
Cetinkaya added: “City have followed him for years and he has now visited the club, checked out Manchester as a city and met with staff.
“They are building a huge facility and want to include him in it.
“Faour is large, technically gifted, good at receiving the ball and is a true goalscorer.”