Reports in the Italian press carried by talkSPORT are suggesting that Manchester City are leading the race to sign Bologna midfield star Amadou Diawara, after the Guinean ace was added to incoming manager Pepe Guardiola’s list of summer transfer targets.
Diawara was first spotted playing for a Conakry church team in Guinea by Roberto Visan who managed to arrange a deal with Bologna, who after a short spell at the clubs academy sent him out on loan to San Marino.
Now back in Bologna playing for the clubs first team, the midfield enforcer who bases his game around that of Manchester City’s Yaya Toure is a wanted man after impressing scouts from Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.
It is no wonder that top European sides are interested in the youngster when former Bologna attacking midfielder Lamberto Zaul says of the youngster:
“He is 18, but when you see him on the pitch he looks like he is playing in the garden of his own house. If he keeps improving, he is destined to become a top player. I’m not surprised that big clubs are following him.”
Those big clubs also include Manchester City and their new manager Pep Guardiola who is looking to add to his midfield options and could very well see Diawara as a replacement for the teen’s idol Yaya Toure who looks to be on his way out of the Etihad.
When asked about Toure the City prospect said: “He is my idol, I hope to become like him one day because I play in a similar role and I consider him an amazing player.”
Bologna meanwhile are well aware of the situation regarding City and the others interest in their young star, and will look to receive around £15 million should they decide to let him leave the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara this summer.