A representative of Manchester City has approached Brazilian club Palmeiras in recent days in search of a partnership that could see the Premier League club sign young attacker Iván Angulo in future years.
The 19-year-old, a Colombia under-20 international, only signed for Palmeiras this week, arriving from Envigado on loan until December with an option to buy.
And according to Yahoo! Esportes!, citing two local sources, his talents have alerted Manchester City’s South American scouts, a department headed by Joan Patsy, and they were quick to make contact with Palmeiras to explore a collaboration.
City and Palmeiras have history, with Gabriel Jesus arriving from the Brasileiro Série A club in 2016, but this time the Blues didn’t have as much luck.
“A representative of Manchester City wanted to propose a future agreement,” an unnamed representative of Palmeiras said.
He added: “We did not want to open a conversation. We are not interested in creating a partnership for Angulo at this time.”
The winger is said to be a hot prospect, full of pace and skill, and City will no doubt continue to monitor his progress following his move from Colombia to Brazil.