Manchester City want to add one of Portuguese football’s top prospects to their enviable collection of young talents, and are making a move to sign Tiago Djaló according to reports from the player’s homeland.
Days after he was linked with City, West Ham and Lazio by O JOGO, another Portuguese newspaper, A BOLA, today claims the 18-year-old central defender is set to receive a concrete proposal from the Premier League champions.
Their information is that City will offer Djaló a five-year deal with much better financial terms than what Sporting are prepared to give him to stay.
Djaló is out of contract in June and has rejected new offers from the Lisbon club, leading to interest from abroad. His contract stand-off has meant he hasn’t played for Sporting’s B team since December, but the Leões are not giving up trying to renew his deal.
City thought they had another Portuguese wonderkid in the bag, after Benfica’s Tiago Dantas visited the club over Christmas, but he has performed a U-turn by deciding to remain with Benfica.