Lukas Nmecha might not have forced his way into Manchester City’s first-team plans just yet, but the amount of Championship interest should give you an indication about how talented this young striker is.
Swansea City, West Brom and Blackburn Rovers are all reported to be interested. But it seems that Aston Villa might have leapt to the front of the queue, as reported by All Nigeria Soccer.
It is claimed that Nmecha was in the director’s box as Aston Villa beat Hull City 3-1 away from home in their Championship opener on Monday night, just a day after being left out of the Manchester City squad for the Community Shield win against Chelsea.
And when asked about Nmecha’s presence at the KCom Stadium after the game, Villa manager Steve Bruce suggested that he would jump at the chance to sign the 19-year-old if a deal really is on the cards.
"Lukas Nmecha was here was he today? If he fancies a game, fantastic. No problem,” Bruce said, in quotes reported by the Press Association.
Quick and athletic, Nmecha shone for City in their pre-season tour, scoring in the 3-2 International Champions Cup win against Bayern Munich. He has also made three appearances for the England U21s this year and made his Premier League debut against West Ham in April.