Manchester City are interested in signing Stoke prodigy Emre Tezgel, 16, who has been compared to Harry Kane, according to the Daily Mail.
What is the story?
Well, the Citizens have been alerted to Tezgel’s talents after his superb start to the season for Stoke’s Under-18 team.
The prodigy has scored seven goals in four Premier League 2 games, including a hat-trick against Liverpool U18s on Matchday 1.
Manchester United and Chelsea are also eyeing the Burton-born goal machine, according to the Daily Mail.
Tezgel didn’t turn 16 until September, but he was still invited to train with the Stoke U23s at the age of 15, which says a lot.
During the international break in September, the Jewel Potters also scored four goals in three games for the English U17s as they reached the Syrenka Cup final in Poland, where they unfortunately lost 3-2 to the Netherlands. .
Manchester City eyeing new Harry Kane
Pep Guardiola failed to get his hands on the real Harry Kane over the summer, so it looks like he turned his attention to Harry Kane 2.0.
It was Stoke Academy director Gareth Owen who described Tezgel as “a Harry Kane type striker” – praise indeed.
The Daily Mail quotes him as saying: “He’s a Harry Kane type center forward. His movement is good, he can hold the ball and he is decent in the air. His main attribute, however, is his finish and that’s what good center-forwards have.
In our opinion, Tezgel should stay away from Manchester City.
With all due respect to the citizens, Guardiola is simply not giving academy products enough chances.
It wasn’t until the Carabao Cup that Liam Delap and Josh Wilson-Esbrand had any opportunities, and although they impressed, they didn’t see any Premier League action afterward.
Phil Foden is a rare exception, although his talent is impossible to ignore.
Hopefully Tezgel can realize his potential, and we’ll see him shine at Manchester City once he becomes the finished article.
In other news, the 6’6 forward Spurs has 0 goals in 9 league appearances since Paratici loaned him