Manchester City scout confirms interest in Ajax sensation

Manchester City scout Sebastian Arnesen, son of former Chelsea director of football Frank Arnesen, has confirmed that the club have an active interest in Ajax forward Kasper Dolberg.

The 19-year-old Danish international has burst on to the scene this season with 8 goals in 12 Eredivisie games for Ajax, and his performances have caught the interest of Europe’s top clubs.

One of those clubs is City, with Arnesen confirming their interest. Speaking to Danish news outlet, BT, Arnesen is quoted as saying:

“We are keeping a very close eye on him, and when the time is right we’ll make a decision on whether we should act.

“He has a huge potential. He is tall, strong, brave and quick. He has an excellent touch, can play with his back to the goal and make the right decisions.

“And he can finish anywhere in the field. He is so special, and therefore he is of course also on the radar.”

City already have a talented forward of the same age, Palmeiras’ Gabriel Jesus, on the way, but Pep Guardiola has hinted that the Brazilian international could be deployed on the left. 20-year-old Kelechi Iheanacho is another young striker on the books, but City scouts are always scouring the globe for new talent and Dolberg is showing great potential.

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