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RB Leipzig among Bundesliga clubs chasing Manchester City starlet Jayden Braaf

Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig among the German clubs chasing 17-year-old Man City winger Jayden Braaf as they look to snap up yet another talented youngster from the Premier League

  • RB Leipzig watched Jayden Braaf star for Manchester City’s Under 18s this week
  • The 17-year-old winger has been earning rave reviews since joining from PSV
  • German clubs have targeted talented young Premier League players recently
  • City earned £25million by selling youngsters Rabbi Matondo and Brahim Diaz

Bundesliga clubs are circling Manchester City’s prodigious winger Jayden Braaf in a sustained pursuit of young talent in England.

Sportsmail understands RB Leipzig, who currently top Germany’s Bundesliga, made checks on Braaf during City’s 2-1 FA Youth Cup victory over Aston Villa on Wednesday night.

The 17-year-old had a hand in both goals and his performances have earned rave reviews since he moved to City from PSV Eindhoven in 2018.

RB Leipzig are among the Bundesliga clubs keeping tabs on Manchester City’s Jayden Braaf

Braaf challenges for the ball during a Leasing.com Trophy third round tie against Scunthorpe

Braaf challenges for the ball during a Leasing.com Trophy third round tie against Scunthorpe

Braaf, who possesses electric pace and a handful of tricks, is of a similar ilk to Jadon Sancho, who left the Premier League champions for Borussia Dortmund.

Sancho departed in search of first-team football and has since developed into one of Europe’s most highly-rated attackers, establishing himself as an England international.

City boss Pep Guardiola has watched Braaf closely during training sessions but the Dutchman has not managed to break into the senior group on a regular basis.

City lost Jadon Sancho to Borussia Dortmund when they couldn't offer him first-team football

City lost Jadon Sancho to Borussia Dortmund when they couldn’t offer him first-team football

Leipzig signed former England Under-21 winger Ademola Lookman from Everton last summer

Leipzig signed former England Under-21 winger Ademola Lookman from Everton last summer

Braaf, whose contract runs until 2023, has spoken openly of a desire to play first-team matches from next season.

City would expect to recoup a sizeable fee were the teenager to leave. Last year, Schalke purchased Rabbi Matondo for around £10million even though the winger had never played a game for City, while Real Madrid paid an initial £15m to land Brahim Diaz.

Meanwhile, Leeds United face competition from clubs in Serie A for another young City forward, Ian Carlo Poveda. Marcelo Bielsa is keen on signing the 19-year-old this month but the likes of Torino and Parma are also keeping tabs on the situation.

 

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