Manchester City cast their eye over a FC Schalke starlet

Manchester City reportedly have sent scouts to cast their eye over FC Schalke starlet Assan Ouedraogo. The young midfielder has impressed for FC Schalke, and his strong form has reportedly caught the eye of several top clubs. Manchester City is reported to be one of several clubs who are keeping a close eye on the progress of the FC Schalke starlet.

A report from German publication Fussball News reports that Manchester City, Newcastle United, and Manchester United have recently sent scouts to monitor the progress of Assan Ouedraogo. Furthermore, Fussball World reports that Bayern Munich, Eintracht Frankfurt, and RB Leipzig have also been monitoring Ouedraogo’s progress.

Assan Ouedraogo is one of Germany’s top young prospects.

Assan Ouedraogo is rated as one of Germany’s top young prospects. His passing ability, vision, and technical ability are all stand-out attributes of his play. They are especially strong for a player of his age. Ouedraogo primarily shines as a box to box midfielder. With his versatility and intelligence, he can play in a multitude of roles across midfield. For such a young player, it is clear he has the scope to develop into one of the premier midfielders in the game if he lands in the right environment.

In an interview published on FC Schalke coach Karel Geraerts said this when asked about Assan Ouedraogo: “Assan is an outstanding player and a big talent, that’s certain. There are many rumours surrounding his name, and the clubs he is being linked to. But that is normal in football. As a coach, it is the most important for me to have good conversations with him to ensure that he feels comfortable, and to guide him on his journey. We can’t forget that he is still very young. But right now, everything is going very well for him.”

Across this season, Ouedraogo has made 17 appearances for FC Schalke in all competitions. He has added 3 goals and 2 assists in those appearances. As per, he has suffered several injuries this season, which has limited his appearances.

Assan Ouedraogo fits the profile of a promising young player City could target.

Assan Ouedraogo does fit the profile of a young player Manchester City could target. The world champions do tend to sign young prospects with the hope that they develop into first team prospects. The FC Schalke starlet has shown this season that he has the tools to succeed at the highest level.

However, it remains to be seen if Manchester City’s interest in the midfielder will translate into a move for the midfielder in the near future. At this stage, reports indicate that the champions are one of several clubs tracking the progress of Assan Ouedraogo. But if the young German midfielder continues his impressive displays for FC Schalke, the champions could make a move to secure one of Germany’s brightest young midfield prospects.

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