Manchester City plot move for versatile São Paulo star Éder Militão – report

Manchester City are set to raid the South American market again with a summer move for former Brazilian youth international Éder Militão, the Daily Mail reports.

Militão, 20, plays for Brazilian giants São Paulo and is a versatile player who plays as a centre-back, but is also capable in a defensive midfield and right-back role.

And Pep Guardiola is reported to have identified the youngster as one of his primary targets, perhaps impressed by his ability to switch between different positions – a trait the Catalan is known to love in his players.

Militão is valued at £20million by São Paulo and City would have to see off competition from Portuguese side FC Porto for his signature.

With news that Guardiola plans three signings in the summer, Militão may well be central defender under consideration, with Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld also mentioned.

City have been active in South America in recent years with former Barcelona man Joan Patsy in charge of City Football Group’s South American recruitment. Gabriel Jesus, Douglas Luiz and Marlos Moreno are among those plucked straight from the continent, rather than from European clubs that found them first.

Check out some footage of Éder Militão in action:

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