As per the latest information provided by journalist Massimo Pavan, Man City are willing to offer up to £26 million to sign Juventus prodigy Nicolo Rovella.
The 20-year-old is enjoying a stellar season on loan at Monza in Serie A.
Starting 9 out of 13 games for the Italian side, he has been a mainstay in the middle of the park for the side.
The fact that Juve were happy to oblige to Genoa’s request of forking out a total €20 million (£17.2 million) fee (via journalist Zach Lowy) for such an unknown commodity in 2021 speaks volumes about his exciting ceiling.
Profiling as a midfielder capable of operating as a No.6 whilst also being equally comfortable further forward, he is largely eyed as a well-rounded prospect.
So much so that BeSoccer recently suggested that the wonderkid was eyed as a successor to the great Ilkay Gundogan, whose contract expires in 2023.
Unlikely that City sign Rovella
Ultimately, it seems highly implausible that Man City pay such a steep figure to sign Juventus loanee Nicolo Rovella, who has played under 40 Serie A games in his career.
Look, there is no denying that the youngster is extremely gifted, and could reach the top one day.
But it is also key to note that the Sky Blues have an enviable collective of some of the best midfielders in the world.
Several world-class superstars would struggle for a starting place in a side which possesses the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri and Kalvin Phillips.
While Phil Foden, tipped to win the Ballon d’Or by Michael Owen (via PFA) and Jack Grealish are extremely capable in midfield as well.
It is likelier than Man City look to reinforce their dearth of top-quality wingers in the summer. And if the club do sign a midfielder, it seems like their focus remains Jude Bellingham, as claimed by Sky reporter Florian Plettenburg.