Man City make approach for FC Midtjylland defender Ousmane Diomande, who has impressed on loan in Portugal this season… with Arsenal and Sporting Lisbon also monitoring the promising teenager
- Man City have asked about Midtjylland’s teenage defender Ousmane Diomande
- The 19-year-old is on a season-long loan at Portuguese side CD Mafra
- Arsenal and Sporting Lisbon are also interested in the centre-back
Manchester City have made an enquiry about FC Midtjylland defender Ousmane Diomande.
The 19-year-old centre-back has impressed on loan at Portuguese side CD Mafra, and his performances have caught the eye of the Premier League champions.
Diomande has also attracted interest from Premier League leaders Arsenal and Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon.
Manchester City have shown interest in FC Midtjylland defender Ousmane Diomande
Premier League leaders Arsenal are also monitoring Diomande, who is on loan at CD Mafra
During his season-long loan spell at Mafra, Diomande has been a regular starter, and he scored his maiden goal for the club in a 1-1 draw with Vizela in the Allianz Cup last month.
He is yet to make a senior appearance for Midtjylland, but the teenager has gained invaluable experience in Europe this term.
City appear to be targeting the best young players from across the globe this month after they signed Argentina midfielder Maximo Perrone on Monday.
Diomande would join Maximo Perrone at the Etihad Stadium if he signs for City
Perrone is just 20, but has put pen to paper on a five-and-a-half year deal with Pep Guardiola’s side, with City paying £8.2million for the youngster to bring him over from Velez Sarsfield.
Perrone is currently away at the Under-20 South American Championship, but is set to join up with his new team-mates when the tournament ends.
The holding midfielder will provide Guardiola with another option in the middle of the park, with the Spanish coach already having Rodri and Kalvin Phillips to cover this position.