The Daily Mail has reported how Manchester City have signed an 18-year-old winger from Sporting Lisbon. The Football Manc Cave take a closer look.
Felix Correia has decided to join the blues from Sporting Lisbon, and it’s believed that the league champions will pay £3.2 million upfront for him. He’s managed to impress some of the biggest clubs this summer and has gained interest from all over Europe. However, Pep Guardiola’s side has obviously offered him the most appealing move and why wouldn’t you go to Man City at that age?
Sporting Lisbon has wished him all the best and ‘professional happiness’ ahead of his move. The teenager is yet to experience first-team football so when there is confirmation of his apparent 5-year deal, it’s also expected that he will be going on a loan straight away.
Correia shone for Portugal’s Under 19’s in the European Championships last month when he managed to reach the final with his side, only to lose 2-0 to Spain. It was in that time that clubs all over Europe had their eye him and he managed to impress.
This transfer to Man City is now being compared to the move that Cristiano Ronaldo made to Man United 16 years ago. Ronaldo was also 18 years old when he made the move to Manchester. Fans and pundits are claiming that this transfer will shadow the move that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner made.
These claims will be cleared up when he’s seen in action whether that be for Man City or with whoever he goes on loan to. It sounds like he’s got a bright future ahead of him in the footballing world.