Manchester City are Arsenal are both keeping tabs on FC Copenhagen midfielder Tristan Aldcroft Panduro, according to the Daily Mail.
The English tabloid claims scouts from across Europe watched the 15-year-old in action as Denmark’s Under 16s won a friendly tournament in Spain last weekend, having faced the likes of the Netherlands, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.
Panduro was captain of his team, and his performances have clearly left a lasting impression on City and Arsenal.
The Mail say the teenager is already deemed “one of Denmark’s best young talents”, but there is also the added benefit that he is classed as homegrown due to the fact that he is eligible to play for England too.
What do City fans need to know about Aldcroft Panduro?
The youngster actually started life in Odense BK’s youth academy before moving to FC Copenhagen at the start of last season.
Panduro is a central midfield player by trade, but he can be deployed in more advanced or deep-lying positions if required. He clearly has the technical ability to make it at the highest level as, otherwise, the likes of City and Arsenal wouldn’t be so keen to secure his services.
How much would it cost to sign the midfielder?
Paduro’s contract at Copenhagen expires in 2025 so there is no chance that City will be able to snap him up for minimal compensation.
Due to the competition for his signature, Copenhagen may demand a significant fee in order to let him go either in January or at the end of the season.
For now, the Cityzens have not made a formal approach to buy Paduro, having seemingly just kept an eye on his progress, but it is thought that due to his talent, he won’t stay in Denmark for too long.