Pep Guardiola may already be considering fast-tracking teenager Adria Bernabe following his summer arrival from Barcelona. Bosses at the Nou Camp were left seething when the 17-year-old attacking midfielder, long considered to be one of their brightest talents, decided to sign professional terms with the Citizens.
Eyebrows have been raised after Bernabe was recently invited to train alongside members of City’s first-team squad, having shocked Guardiola with his high-level on the club’s recent pre-season tour to the United States.
The starlet was also on show at City’s open training session in front of supporters on Sunday, suggesting the youngster might not have to wait too long to get a real opportunity at the Etihad.
The Premier League champions are aggressively pursuing the best prospects on the continent in a bid to save them possible fortunes in the years to come.
Paris Saint-Germain are another club who were left cursing at City and Guardiola this summer, seeing their highly-rated 18-year-old midfield skipper Claudio Gomes depart for the Manchester giants.