Manchester City have been tipped to sign Wolves full-back who has also garnered interest from the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Liverpool, and Tottenham.
The player in question is Rayan Ait-Nouri. This comes as per Daily Express.
The 20-year-old made his move to Wolves last season on loan before The Wanderers decided to make the move permanent. Successful negotiations with Angers SCO meant that Ait-Nouri would be a permanent player for Wolves for this season.
The French outfit though included a massive 505 sell-on clause which would see them receive half the transfer amount for the full-back, should Wolves ever decide to sell him.
Rayan Ait-Nouri’s displays this season have propelled him to the wishlist of some of the elite clubs in Europe and Wolves will find it incredibly tough to keep a hold of their man. Having said that, they could also lose out on 50% of the sale value to Angers.
It is understood that Wolves can buy off the sell-on clause but it remains to be seen what valuation they have in place for the 20-year-old.
Wolves bought the France-U21 player for £10 million and will look to sell him for at least £30 million, given that he is a prospect and has got age on his side.
Manchester City at the moment are not in need of any more defenders as their backline is loaded with Oleksandr Zinchenko, Joao Cancelo, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, and Nathan Ake.
Kyle Walker, 31, still has a few productive years of football left in him before City will eventually decide to move beyond him. Having said that, Ait-Nouri could join City but it is unlikely that he would be made a part of the first-team dynamics straightaway.
City could perhaps loan him out if at all they do buy him. The ideal option for the Cityzens would be to allow the player to develop at Wolves before they make room for him.
Personally, I don’t see this deal happening as Ait-Nouri still needs to prove himself further to earn a trip to the Etihad. Moreover, City are said to be focused on finalizing the Ferran Torres-Barca deal and a potential swoop for either Erling Haaland or Harry Kane. In short, the priority is to strengthen the attack before anything else; more precisely, a number nine,