Manchester City making new bid for Turkey U19 midfielder, plans already set for him – report

Manchester City are moving again for Fenerbahce starlet Oguz Kagan after having a €5million bid rejected by the Turkish giants last summer, Sabah reports.

The 18-year-old defensive midfielder has played 572 minutes for Aykut Kocaman’s side this season and big things are expected of him in the future, with Arsenal and Tottenham also known to be admirers.

City scouts have been watching Kagan for a long time and Guardiola is said to be a fan, with the Blues offering to include a 20 per cent sell-on clause in any deal.

And the Premier League leaders have already drawn up a plan for Kagan, similar to that of his compatriot Enes Ünal, who was signed for a small fee from Bursaspor in 2015 then sold to La Liga outfit Villarreal for around €14million last summer.

Kagan would initially be sent out on loan and if he develops well enough, considered by Pep Guardiola for first team duty or otherwise likely sold for profit, a strategy being utilised regularly now by City.

Fenerbahce president Aziz Yildirim is not too warm on the idea of selling their best young players though, and City will have to make a very convincing offer for him to part with one of his young jewels.

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