One of the best young players at Espanyol, Oscar Tarensi, will sign for Manchester City. SPORT have learned that the deal is at an advanced stage and is set to be completed in January.
Oscar turns 16 on Jan. 10, which is when he will be able to sign for any other European side. City, who have a big presence in Spain, have been following him for a while. He will join a growing number of Spanish youngsters at the English club, including ex-Barcelona players Eric Garcia and Adria Bernabe.
It's a blow for Espanyol. Oscar has always been one of the most highly-rated players at the club. For that reason, he has always played an age group up and is currently a regular in the Juvenil B team. He's also a Spain youth international.
Always playing on the left, he's equally as good as a full-back, a midfielder and a winger.
It will not be the first time Espanyol have seen players leave for England. Arnau Puigmal left for Manchester United recently. Meanwhile, Brian Peña, Raúl Moro and Txus Alba left for Barça, and Pau Russo and Andry Gudjohnsen joined Real Madrid.