City move for Espanyol starlet

The youngster is regarded as one of the best youngsters in Spain.

“Espanyol are still waiting to receive a satisfactory offer from Manchester City for the transfer of Joan Angel Roman,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

“The English team have shown themselves to be interested in the midfielder, but must follow the Fifa regulations, which stipulate that the clubs must have an agreement between them for the move to take place.

“It is reminded that in England a player cannot be a professional until he is 17 years old, which means the only way is an agreement between the clubs.”