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Girona sensation Savinho eyeing Manchester City breakthrough


Girona’s forward Savinho has expressed his desire to play for Manchester City in the future despite interest from Barcelona.

The 19-year-old Brazilian is playing for Girona on loan from French Ligue 2 club Troyes this summer and has been enjoying a purple patch helping the club enjoy a pivotal spot in La Liga which otherwise remains lurking in the bottom half of La Liga table.

Speaking to Premier League Brasil, the winger said, “I have the goal of playing for City, yes, I think that when I was hired my goal was always to get to City and I’m working towards that. But I have to keep my focus on Girona and do things well to get there. If one day I arrive at City, you can be sure that I did things well at Girona, as I am doing. I want to continue working here so that one day I can reach City, which is my reference point.

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“(Guardiola and I) never had any contact, I only saw him up close. He hired Kayky, who was from Fluminense, Gabriel Jesus, so he seems to get along well with Brazilians. It’s letting things happen naturally so that, God willing, one day, he can train me.”

Savinho has already been involved in 10 goals both directly and indirectly for Girona. The Spanish club also happens to be partly owner by City Football Group and a deal between both clubs won’t come as a surprise. The Brazilian does have a contract with Troyes until 2027 but that should not be a hiccup either as even the Troyes is owned by the same City Football Group.

Haaland’s injury may well be a catalystic reason for Guardiola to go in for Savinho this January.

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