Report: Nottingham Forest tracking Man City wonderkid Jose Angel Pozo

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Nottingham Forest are reportedly monitoring Spanish youth international Jose Angel Pozo.

The 18-year-old forward rose to prominence in English football on September 24, appearing as a second-half substitute for City in their 7-0 League Cup victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

Coming on in the 64th minute, with City already 4-0 up against 10 men, Pozo was heavily involved, and he scored his first senior goal when he netted the sixth of the game.

A former Real Madrid youngster, the Malaga born prospect played for the Spanish side for five years before agreeing a £2.4 million switch to Manchester in 2012. He was nominated for Academy Player of the Year in just his first full season at the Etihad, and he quickly drew comparisons with Lionel Messi whilst playing for Patrick Viera’s Elite Development Side. Also a Spanish youth international, the 18-year-old has appeared at every age group for his country up to Under-18’s, and he looks to have a bright future at the Etihad.

His latest action came in City’s 6-2 defeat to Leicester at Under-21 level, where Stuart Pearce and his coaching staff were in attendance to scout a number of potential targets, and the Nottingham Post is claiming that the Reds are just one of a host of clubs tracking Pozo.

Leicester City’s Anthony Knockaert - out of favour since the Foxes promotion to the top flight - is also garnering attention following his exploits in the second tier of English football, and onlookers would have been pleased to see the Frenchman set up three goals to cap an outstanding display in the Under-21 Premier League tie.

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