According to a report from French news outlet Le Parisien, ‘confirmed’ negotiations have commenced between youngster Edouard Michut and Paris Saint-Germain over a first professional contract – dealing a potential blow to Man City in their attempts to poach the player.
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The 17-year-old has drawn comparisons with the likes of Andres Iniesta and Marco Verratti due to his impressive performances in the PSG academy set up, and numerous European outfits are allegedly taking note and pondering a swoop for the teenager.
Indeed, as per Le Parisien, Michut has also trained with Thomas Tuchel’s first team and aims to remain loyal to the Ligue 1 champions – with agent and representative Philippe Lamboley having since ‘confirmed‘ negotiations were taking place between the player and his club.
Despite huge outfits such as City, Barcelona and Juve all travelling to scout the youngster over his time in the French capital, it appears the Sky Blues have been dealt a heavy blow in their aim to poach Michut from PSG.
Recently, Txiki Begiristain and co have debatably started to prioritise finding the stars of tomorrow, most recently signing Brazilian defensive prodigy Yan Couto on a five-year deal from Coritiba.
City have also made huge profits off youngsters in the past few seasons, signing Rabbi Motondo from Cardiff City in a £500,000 deal four years ago before selling the winger in January 2019 for a cool £11.29 million fee.
However, as it stands, Michut joining up with our Elite Development Squad appears unlikely.