Manchester City make official bid for Venezuelan international midfielder – City Watch

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Manchester City have made a ‘formal offer’ for once-capped Venezuela holding midfielder Yangel Herrera, according to El Nacional and Ovacion Deportes in his homeland.

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— El Nacional (@ElNacionalWeb) January 25, 2017

The 19-year-old, who can also operate as a central defender, plays his club football for Atlético Venezuela and has been impressing for his country at the 2017 South American Youth Football Championship, which has alerted scouts of several European clubs.

Benfica, known for their ability to identify and recruit great young talents from South America, are the other team known to want Herrera, but it is Manchester City via the City Football Group who have made the only official offer to date.

Given the involvement of the CFG, it’s possible he could end up at New York City FC or another club within the network, but as he is rated as one of Venezuela’s most promising young players, it may be Manchester City who see him as a potential future first-team player.

Here is some footage of the teenager in action: