Mail: MLS defender puts City on 'high alert'
- 27 January 2016 07:13
- Posted by @MPHenson
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Transfer news is thin on the ground with all the focus being on tonight’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg against Everton…
However, there are a couple of stories to be found and one of them is that the Daily Mail believe that City are on high alert after news from America suggests New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga is heading to the Premier League.
In a short but sweet article which profiles the 20-year old, Sami Mokbel states: “New York Red Bulls defender Matt Miazga is heading for the Premier League this transfer window.
“Sportsmail understands the young defender will secure a move from New York Red Bulls by the end of this week - with Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City scouts on high alert.”
Keeping the transfer news and the London Evening Standard reporting that City are set to miss out on Nigerian youth international Kelechi Nwakali.
The 17-year old, whose brother Chidiebere is currently at City, was reportedly being tracked by City after leading Nigeria to glory in the U17 World Cup in November.
James Benge writes: “Nigerian youth international Kelechi Nwakali is close to completing a move to Arsenal, his older brother Allwell has confirmed.
“Standard Sport reported earlier this month that Kelechi, along with 16-year-old winger Samuel Chukwueze, was one of two members of Nigeria’s Under-17 side that won November’s World Cup in Chile who are being targeted by the Gunners.
“Arsenal had faced a battle to acquire the duo, with Manchester City, Barcelona and Bayern Munich monitoring 17-year-old attacking midfielder Kelechi, who currently plays at the Diamond Football Academy.”
Moving onto tonight’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg and Kevin De Bruyne has been speaking to the media ahead of the 7.45pm kick off.
The Belgian international is quoted in the Daily Mail, stating that personal success won’t count for much if City fail to win a trophy this season.
“You want to win a minimum of one cup. We have a tough second leg against Everton but can reach the final of the Capital One Cup.
“This weekend we play in the FA Cup. In the Premier League we are where we should be. Where the Champions League is concerned, it remains to be seen, but for the moment it is going well. We're there.
“For me, personally, it doesn't matter. But the more I give, the better it is for the team. I know a lot of people look at my stats.
“I am someone who has created many opportunities. Sometimes the ball goes in, sometimes not. So long as I create, I'm happy.”
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