Reports in Catalonia suggest that Man City may attempt to secure Savio Moreira’s contract with them as early as this January.
The Brazilian, who has emerged as one of the breakout stars in La Liga this season, has attracted strong interest from three of Europe’s top five leagues.
At just 19 years old, Savio has emerged as a standout performer in Girona’s remarkable season, contributing five goals and five assists. After an unsuccessful initial season in Europe with Troyes, a Man City Football Group partner, and later PSV Eindhoven, Savio arrived on loan. Despite initially low expectations, he has quickly become one of Europe’s most closely observed talents, thanks to his impressive dribbling skills and exceptional speed, making him a challenging player to contain.
Moreira attacted strong interest from top European clubs
Barcelona, led by Sporting Director Deco’s keen interest, is among the teams expressing interest in Savio. The Blaugrana aim to bolster their left flank during the summer, and ongoing communication between the player’s camp and Deco is reported by Sport.
Securing a deal appears challenging as Bundesliga and Premier League clubs are actively pursuing Savio with substantial financial offers. However, Girona and the CFG have rejected these advances, indicating that regardless of the circumstances, Savio will stay in Catalonia for the remainder of the season.
Manchester City is contemplating a permanent deal to secure Savio’s future. Eager to solidify his ties with the club, Savio might make the transfer to City in the near future, possibly as early as January.
This move would not only significantly diminish Barcelona’s chances of signing him, especially if City intends to include him in their first team, but it could also pose a challenge for Girona. Although there are no indications of his departure, La Liga regulations stipulate that a player can only register with a team once per season, rendering a transfer and a subsequent second loan an impractical solution.