A report from France on Thursday has linked Rayan Ait-Nouri with a number of sides, including Manchester City and Manchester United.
Nouri’s Angers stint
Nouri is currently plying his trade in France with SCO Angers.
The 19-year-old joined the Ligue 1 outfit in the summer of 2016 on a free transfer.
And after impressing at youth level, Nouri was handed his senior debut in the 2018/19 campaign vs PSG.
Nouri would make just three senior appearances that campaign. But despite his limited experience, the France under-21 international was handed a very prominent role in Angers’ backline in 2019/20.
The Ligue 1 season was, of course, cut short due to Covid-19. But that didn’t stop Nouri, who also spent time out with a fractured jaw, notching 17 league outings this season.
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Nouri attracting interest from Manchester
Nouri currently has just shy of three years left on his current deal with Angers.
However, his impressive displays throughout 2019/20 now look to have caught the eye of some of Europe’s top sides.
As per a report from French outlet, Foot Mercato, on Thursday, the left-back is of interest to a number of sides, two of which are Manchester United and Manchester City.
It is even claimed that both Manchester outfits have sent offers for Nouri to his representative, who is well-known super-agent, Jorge Mendes.
Mendes is also understood to have been with Nouri when he arrived in England on Tuesday to visit the facilities of several clubs, including United and City.
In terms of a fee for the youngster, Foot Mercato claim that Nouri could become the most expensive player in Angers’ history a title currently held by Jeff Reine-Adélaïde, who was sold to Lyon for a told fee of €32m.
Said fee does seem a bit steep for such a young player with little top-flight experience and given Man United already have Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams as left-back options, it is hard to see them splashing such a sum for Nouri.
Man City does seem a slightly more realistic destination for Nouri given none of their left-back’s have been too impressive this term.
And outside of the Manchester clubs, all of Atletico Madrid, Wolves, Leicester, PSG, Crystal Palace and Monaco were named as potentially interested parties.
Info : Ça bouge autour de Rayan Aït-Nouri 🇫🇷. @ManUtd et @ManCity ont transmis des offres à son représentant Jorge Mendes. Le latéral gauche d’@AngersSCO a d’ailleurs visité les installations de plusieurs clubs cette semaine.https://t.co/NpJG8PsG0X
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