Media Watch

Media Watch: City monitor U17 World Cup prospect?

MEDIA WATCH: It's claimed City have been tracking Lorenzo Pirola.
Tuesday’s newspaper headlines claim City are tracking a highly rated Italian teenager.

Inter Milan’s Lorenzo Pirola is the name in the gossip columns, while elsewhere in the media, Sergio Aguero has been reflecting on what it will mean to break Thierry Henry’s record as the leading foreign goal scorer in Premier League history.

There’s also a word from Pep Guardiola, and Micah Richards, who is backing City for the title this year.

Transfer gossip

The Mirror: City 'closely watching Lorenzo Pirola' at U17 World Cup

Writes Hassan Rashad: “Manchester United and Manchester City are showing interest in Inter Milan defender Lorenzo Pirola and have sent scouts to watch the teenager, according to reports.

“According to FC Inter News (via Sport Witness ), the teenager has been observed by both Manchester clubs during their three group stage games.

“The publication reports that the Red Devils have been tracking the teenager for longer and sent representatives to watch him during their second game, a 2-1 win against Mexico.

“However, it has also claimed that Pep Guardiola's side have also joined the race for the defender, with City scouts understood to have been present in their following game against Paraguay.”

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From the players

Goal: Aguero ready make history by breaking Henry's Premier League record

Sergio Aguero: “I'm happy to have scored so many goals and to be close to overtaking a great player like Thierry Henry, an incredible player who made history in the league.

“To beat it would be something extraordinary, a moment that will remain engraved for all my life. I will continue to work hard to achieve this as soon as possible.”

From the managers

Daily Star: Pep Guardiola heaps praise on Diego Maradona as he remembers Barcelona days

Pep Guardiola: "I remember perfectly that Maradona brings this T-shirt when he arrived. Unfortunately he got injured and then went on to Napoli to make an incredible career there. Maradona was for us, the old boys, the ball boys in the academy, he was incredible.

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Manchester Evening News: Micah Richards explains why City will beat Liverpool in Premier League title race

Micah Richards: "I think City will win the Premier League this season. They’ve made it hard for themselves with the current situation at centre back, but City always do things the hard way.

"I would never back against City because the quality that they’ve got in the squad can turn a game on its head and the manager knows how to get the best out of every player.”

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