The 20-year-old Ecuadorian confesses his love for English football amid talks of a move to Man City.
Cifuentes currently plays in his home country for CD América de Quito, the youngster only has 16 games experience at club level.
However, the Under 20s World Cup recently took place. Where Cifuentes made a name for himself by helping his team achieve third place by beating Italy, as well as being awarded the best goal of the competition.
International success is a great avenue to be scouted by bigger clubs. As the likes of Celtic and Manchester City, have now drawn their eyes towards the defensive midfielder after a fantastic World Cup run.
In an interview with Blessed Football, the Ecuadorian stated:
“My intention is to leave. I have given everything of me in the America de Quito. I hope to leave before the end of the year, “he confessed. “One of the interested teams is Manchester City. I would like to be there, I like English football. I want to go out and take on new challenges”
Cifuentes appears keen on a move to England, but what can this undiscovered star offer to Manchester City’s squad?
Fits right in
The defensive midfielder Jose Cifuentes is small in stature. Should Man City fans be expecting a replacement for Yaya Toure, they would have to set their sights elsewhere. Cifuentes is fantastic at maintaining possession for his squad. He is calm and calculated with his movements, making him perfect for Manchester City’s dominant ethic towards football matches.
With Manchester City’s squad having many experienced players such as Kompany (now left to Anderlecht), David Silva, Kyle Walker, etc reaching the latter stages of their career. It is important to harness youth that possesses leadership qualities, Cifuentes fits that mould. The way he dictates midfield ensures that he would fit into any Premier League squad.