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I nearly signed for Manchester City in January but the club wanted to wait until summer

(L-R) Serbia's Andrija Zivkovi and Sergej Milinkovi-Savi paly against Norway's Ghayas Zahid and Serbias Nemanja Maksimovi during the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off match between Norway and Serbia at Marienlyst stadion in Drammen, on November 15, 2016.   / AFP / NTB Scanpix / BERIT ROALD / Norway OUT        (Photo credit should read BERIT ROALD/AFP/Getty Images)

According to The Sun, Manchester City are likely to sign Valerenga midfielder Ghayas Zahid after successful talks in January.

The 22-year-old Norwegian midfielder played 32 games for the Valerenga first-team during the 2016 campaign, notching up a tally of 9 goals. He is currently a regular for the Norway under-21 side and is said to be on the verge of breaking into the country’s first-team.

Pep Guardiola’s men have sent scouts to closely watch Ghayas Zahid and they were spotted at Valerenga’s friendly against Zenit St Petersburg back in January, in which they lost 1-0.

Speaking about the move, Zahid said it was nearly done in January before Manchester City changed their mind – they would rather wait until the summer before completing the move.

Ghayas Zahid said:

“It seemed like I was going to join them but they changed their minds two days before the transfer window closed. They prefer to wait until the summer.”

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