Report: Italian giants eyeing Manchester City's Jose Angel Pozo

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AC Milan and Juventus are reportedly among a host of European clubs keen on a summer move for Manchester City's teenage striker Jose Angel Pozo.

Manchester City striker Jose Angel Pozo is on the radar of Italian giants Juventus and AC Milan, according to Cadena Ser.

Pozo, 18, signed for the Premier League champions from Real Madrid in 2012, before starring for the Under-18s and Elite Development Squad over the following seasons.

Earning the nickname “Mini-Messi”, the diminutive Spaniard would go on to score on his debut for the club as a second-half substitute in September’s League Cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday, netting the sixth goal two minutes from the end of a 7-0 victory.

Since making three further Premier League appearances for the club, the Under-19 international remains well-regarded at the Etihad Stadium but, with his contract set to expire in 18 months and first-team opportunities far from guaranteed, a number of major European clubs are said to be looking to take advantage.

That fact was established prior to him conducting an interview with Cadena Ser this week, when the Spanish radio station reported interest from the likes of Juventus, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund, as well as a host of Spanish sides such as Villarreal, Getafe and Malaga.

The latter are in fact Pozo’s hometown club but, when quizzed on the rumoured interest, the Blues prospect made it clear that he was more than content with life in England.

“I would be fine with the sun there, better than here,” he joked. “But I just found out what you say and what comes out on Twitter.

“I'm doing very well at City. I think I made the right decision to come over here and I'm very happy here. I'm very, very pleased. It’s been three years or so and I'm already adapted.

“I manage very well in England. It’s been hard but I have it all under control. I live alone and I have adapted very well. I’m studying to improve my English and I want to continue doing something here.”

It looks like City have nothing to be concerned about for the moment then but, considering the emerging youngster's undoubted potential, that still shouldn’t stop them from moving to tie him down to a new deal as soon as possible before more foreign sides start circling.

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