Manchester City famously lost Jadon Sancho to Borussia Dortmund in 2017 and the England international has gone on to become one of the most talented young players in Europe.
Wales international Rabbi Matondo is poised to follow Sancho to the Bundesliga, which is becoming a hotbed for young British talent to develop, with Schalke said to be close to a deal for the winger.
Another of City’s young Welsh internationals, midfielder Matt Smith, is also rumoured to attracting interest from Germany with his loan spell at Dutch second division side FC Twente going well.
And now an even younger Manchester City academy talent is being linked with a Bundesliga move, as German clubs look to raid English academies for talents who they can offer quicker pathways to the first team to.
According to the Daily Mail, City’s exciting 16-year-old striker Noah Ohio is now on the radar of Bundesliga clubs who could soon make efforts to lure the youngster away.
Ohio has represented both England and the Netherlands at under-16 level, and was snatched by City from neighbours Manchester United. He is considered a big prospect and has featured in the U18 Premier League for City’s under-18s this season.
According to the Daily Mail, Dutch-born Ohio has been offered a three-year contract by City but is looking to leave the club.
City will look to quell the flow of young wonderkids leaving, having also seen Brahim Diaz depart for Real Madrid, but the challenge the Premier League champions and their rivals face is willingness from overseas to offer quicker first-team football.
Chelsea are also facing losing one of their biggest talents, with Bayern Munich insisting for highly-rated winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, who yesterday handed in a transfer request to try and force through a move – reminiscent of Jadon Sancho when he decided his future was at Borussia Dortmund instead of City.
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