Manchester City are keen on Le Havre central defender Isaak Touré, 19

Manchester City are keen on 19-year-old Le Havre centre-back Isaak Toure – with Pep Guardiola’s side ready to beat Marseille and Lyon to sign the young French star

  • Manchester City close in on signing Le Havre defender Isaak Toure
  • City are close to beating a number of European clubs to sign the centre-back
  • Highly-rated 19-year-old likely to be sent back on loan to France after arrival

Manchester City are closing in on signing much-loved Le Havre centre-back Isaak Toure.

The 19-year-old defender is expected to sign a long-term contract with the Citizens in the coming days before being sent on loan to Troyes for the coming season.

The French youth international has attracted interest from several clubs across Europe and opted to join the Premier League champions this summer.

Manchester City set to complete signing of Le Havre defender Isaak Toure

According to reports in France, Toure has already visited the city’s training facilities and a deal with the French Ligue 2 club is close to being agreed.

Pep Guardiola’s side are considering sending him on loan immediately with Troyes – part of the City Football Group – being a likely destination.

The youngster burst onto the French scene last season, making 17 league appearances for Le Havre and featuring six times for the international U19 side.

Pep Guardiola's side are looking to make the French defender their second summer signing

Pep Guardiola’s side are looking to make the French defender their second summer signing

Toure is set to be City’s second contract of the window after announcing the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund in a £51million deal on Monday.

Haaland, one of the world’s most wanted players, will officially join City from Borussia Dortmund on a five-year deal on July 1.

City said on May 10 that they had reached an agreement in principle with Dortmund to sign the 21-year-old and the club announced the deal on Monday.

Erling Haaland has signed a five-year contract at Manchester City, joining for £51million

Erling Haaland has signed a five-year contract at Manchester City, joining for £51million

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