Manchester City eyeing Arsenal youngster Nuno Tavares

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Man City keeping tabs on young gun at Arsenal

Premier League holders Manchester City are said to be keeping tabs on Arsenal’s Portuguese U21 left-back Nuno Tavares.

That report comes by way of , who earlier today stated that the Etihad outfit has a growing interest in the SL Benfica academy graduate after he has shone in recent performances in the absence of first-choice left-back Kieran Tierney.

Tavares made six-straight starting appearances for Mikel Arteta’s , finding unexpected minutes easier to come by after Kieran Tierney dealt with further injury concerns this season and capitalizing on his opportunity after his £8million move this summer from Portugal.

Now, is stating a real case to oust Tierney for the first-choice role in the short term but with City lurking, it is unclear if his future remains in north London or up north. City has just Ukrainian international Oleksandr Zinchenko as their only true option on the left side of the defense after the club suspended Benjamin Mendy, with Tavares’ age profile certainly enticing as a potential long-term option for the position under Guardiola.

Etihad to avoid January exodus

ESPN senior writer and Man City correspondent are both credited in reporting that does not expect to lose first-team assets in January despite persistent transfer links.

Man City tipped to launch shock swoop for Arsenal summer arrival

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 07: Ferran Torres of Manchester City in action during the The FA Community Shield between Manchester City and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on August 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Spanish international forward Ferran Torres and key England man Raheem Sterling are the two prevailing names that have been linked with interest from the Xavi regime looking to plant roots at Barcelona with many expecting one if not both to jet-set off to Spain in the winter window.

Newcastle United also recently cast its gaze at City after the club’s interest in gained steam in the aftermath of Eddie Howe’s appointment.

With the fight for first as close as ever in the Premier League, it looks to be action stations for every player at the Etihad at current, especially given the club’s goals of still pushing for major honors on the continent.

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