The FIFA U20 World Cup is currently in progress in South Korea, with a wealth of tomorrow’s stars on display. One of them is Barcelona’s Lee Seung-woo, who represents the hosts, South Korea, and it was reported yesterday that City are very keen on him.
A player attracting more widespread interest is FC Porto right-back Diogo Dalot, an 18-year-old who is already a starter for Porto’s B team in Portugal and featured in last season’s UEFA Youth League.
He has been a standout player in Emilio Peixe’s Portugal under-20 side and besides his natural talent, it is his maturity that has captivated scouts at the U20 World Cup.
Portuguese newspaper A Bola reports that talent-spotters from Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid have all been impressed by teenage full-back Dalot.
His form at the tournament is an ominous sign for FC Porto, who could now face losing him before he has even worked his way into the first team fold, with so many wealthy European giants showing interest.