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I nearly signed for Manchester City in January but the club wanted to wait until summer

According to The Sun, Manchester City are likely to sign Valerenga midfielder Ghayas Zahid after successful talks in January.

The 22-year-old Norwegian midfielder played 32 games for the Valerenga first-team during the 2016 campaign, notching up a tally of 9 goals. He is currently a regular for the Norway under-21 side and is said to be on the verge of breaking into the country’s first-team.

Pep Guardiola’s men have sent scouts to closely watch Ghayas Zahid and they were spotted at Valerenga’s friendly against Zenit St Petersburg back in January, in which they lost 1-0.

Speaking about the move, Zahid said it was nearly done in January before Manchester City changed their mind – they would rather wait until the summer before completing the move.

Ghayas Zahid said:

“It seemed like I was going to join them but they changed their minds two days before the transfer window closed. They prefer to wait until the summer.”

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