By Jonty Banks

12th Nov, 2022 | 4:10pm

Fabrizio Romano: Manchester City very happy with Savinho development at PSV Eindhoven

Fabrizio Romano has stated Manchester City are pleased with the development of their young prodigy Savinho, who is currently on loan at PSV Eindhoven.

The 18-year-old winger moved to the Premier League champions for a fee of €6.5million [£5.68m] plus add-ons earlier this year, joining the City Football group in the process.

The Brazilian has since enjoyed life at the Dutch club, starting seven times for the PSV II team and scoring twice and playing 97 minutes from the bench of the first team.

Romano released a tweet on November 12, stating: “Savinho has scored his second goal for PSV Eindhoven and Man City are very happy with his development.

“He’s on loan to Dutch club as City Group invested €6.5m plus €6m add-ons to sign him. Born in 2004, Savinho is highly rated and part of City future plans.”

Exciting talent

Savinho is one of many young prospects to come out of Brazil in recent years and has hit the ground running in the Dutch league, which should be the perfect place for him to develop and nurture his game.

Carrying typical Brazilian flair and technical ability, the attacker predominantly plays on the right-hand side of a front three, using his dynamic dribbling to take on defenders and create goal-scoring opportunities.

Although there is little chance of Savinho returning to Manchester City anytime soon, Guardiola will be keeping a close eye on the 18-year-old as a potential successor to Riyad Mahrez and a player who could line up in a future front three with Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez.

Prior to his signing for City, the teenager scored four goals in 23 appearances for Atletico Mineiro’s senior team and netted a further four goals in his six starts for the Brazil under-16s national team.

He is certainly one to watch.

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