Competition heats up for Man City starlet as RB Leipzig add him to their wish-list – report – City Watch

City Watch

Manchester City’s young wing wizard Rabbi Matondo is attracting huge interest across Europe amid news that he may not extend his contract with the Premier League champions.

Two German sides, Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach, are very keen on the 18-year-old, while more locally, Everton and Southampton have been weighing up approaches.

From Germany comes news that another Bundesliga side, one famed for their youth development, RB Leipzig, are getting serious about signing Matondo, who recently won his first cap for the Wales national team despite having never played at senior level before.

It is reported by the BILD newspaper that Leipzig boss and talent-spotter Ralf Rangnick has Matondo on a transfer wish-list for the club. Leipzig’s policy is to invest in young talents, develop them, and eventually make major profits, and Matondo has the perfect profile for their strategy.

As BILD points out though, signing Matondo will be easier said than done with so much competition, which will mean Manchester City demanding a fee of around £10 million if they become resigned to selling another big talent off their production line.

City still hope to hold on to Matondo and avoid him following in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho and Brahim Diaz, and with the speedy winger being under contract until June 2020 may resist approaches this winter and continue in their efforts to keep the player.