Report: Manchester City tracked £30m player before his Arsenal transfer

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Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City tracked Fabio Vieira before he moved to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal in the summer transfer window, according to journalist Melissa Reddy on Sky Sports News (7:36pm, August 10, 2022).

The well-known and well-respected journalist has claimed that Liverpool and Manchester City were looking at Vieira before Arsenal secured the services of the 22-year-old attacking midfielder from FC Porto in the summer transfer window.

As reported by Sky Sports, the Gunners paid Porto an initial transfer fee of £30 million for the Portugal Under-21 international this summer.

Liverpool and Manchester City tracked Arsenal midfielder Fabio Vieira

Reddy wrote about Vieira on Sky Sports News (7:36pm, August 10, 2022): “In Vieira they have got a talent that was described as Porto’s creative hub.

“People from Portuguese football rave about him. I know he was tracked by Manchester City and Liverpool, so very, very good prospect there.”

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