Manchester City tried to ‘steal’ Barcelona’s talent Lamine Yamal


Lamine Yamal is the talent of the moment in the world, having surprised everyone with his wonderful performances, the Barcelona player, only 16 years old, has burst into the elite with dizzying speed. That’s why many clubs have noticed him and want him in their team.

According to David Sanchez at Radio MARCA, Manchester City went all out to try and sign the Barca talent this summer.

Enric Masip, Laporta’s adviser, admitted in statements to Esport 3 that there was a team that had asked him about him.

“Lamine Yamal and Balde have been in a difficult situation to leave this summer, because there is a club that tried to ‘capture’ them”, said Masip.

Deco, in his presentation as Sporting Director of the Barça club, explained this week also how the situation was regarding the extension of the contract of the two talents.


“They are developing, the club’s plan is to keep them. Of course we will renew them. Lamine Yamal will sign until 2026, as being only 16 years old, he cannot sign a longer contract. And Balde, in principle, will do this until 2028”, said Deco first.

About Lamine Yamal, Deco commented that he has an impressive talent.

“He is a player who surprised us. He has his feet on the ground. It has another quality. Today we are going through an important situation for the club. There are many new protagonists. He is 16 years old and we have to let him have fun. The coach will know how to handle him and let his growth be continuous”, concluded the Portuguese