Rio de Janeiro, Oct 24 (IANS) Top English football club Manchester City will be given the first option to sign youngsters from Brazilian team Corinthians under a cooperation deal struck between the clubs.
City have already secured a first refusal deal on Corinthians academy star Vitinho Moura, according to reports. The 15-year-old completed an impressive trial with the ‘Sky Blues’ earlier this month, scoring a goal in an Under-16 match against Newcastle United, reports Xinhua.
Manchester City are understood to have agreed to allow the Brazilian club to send coaches to the Premier League club’s academy next year. The agreement is part of a wider effort from City to tap South American football’s best young talent before they become established stars.