MANCHESTER CITY have reportedly fended off interest from Arsenal and Barcelona in the battle to sign Ghanaian starlet Henry Oware.
The 18-year-old centre-back is regarded as one of the top prospects in Africa following his outings for West Africa Football Academy.
Ghanaian defender Henry Oware is reportedly set to sign for Manchester CityCredit: West African Football Academy
Oware has featured in seven Ghana Premier League matches this term, catching the eye of a number of European clubs.
According to the Daily Mail, the Gunners – along with Barca, Lille and Red Bull Salzburg – are all keen on securing the teenager’s services.
However they state that it is the Citizens that are set to win the race to prise the youngster away from the WAFA Stadium.
Pep Guardiola‘s side are claimed to have been scouting the defender for two years as they close in on his signature.
It has been said that The City Group will fork out a fee in the region of £800,000 for Oware.
The news outlet adds that Oware will not be allowed to play in England straight away due to a new points-based system introduced by the FA has for overseas players.
City are expected to loan him out to feeder club Troyes in Ligue 1 in the summer for the 2022-23 season.
In another boost for City, Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has revealed that Erling Haaland could make the move to the Etihad.
City are “very optimistic” about striking a deal with the German side for Haaland, and are expected to pay around £100million.
Commenting on a potential transfer, Watzke said: “Erling Haaland? We know still nothing from player side.
“But we know that we won’t be able to keep up financially if Manchester City comes.
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