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Update on Borussia Dortmund’s interest in Man City prodigy Jayden Braaf

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Borussia Dortmund continue to watch young Manchester City winger Jayden Braaf as he considers a potential offer for the Dutch starlet in January.

Braaf, 18, has long been touted as a future star and was rewarded with a lengthy contract extension in August 2019, but he only managed two appearances for City’s Under-23 team this season and was excluded from the day’s squad. in total for 12 of the team’s 14 competitive games to date.

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Braaf fell from grace | Charlotte Tattersall / Getty Images

A Manchester Evening News report earlier in December revealed that Braaf had become frustrated with his lack of progress at the club, while city officials were unimpressed with his response to his situation.

The latest update on the situation comes from BILD, who notes that Dortmund have been “very interested” in Braaf for a long time now and are considering pulling the trigger on a deal that has huge similarities to their signing of Jadon Sancho. in 2017.

Dortmund lured Sancho away from the Etihad for a sum or around £ 8million after the Englishman got tired of his lack of senior minutes, and he has since established himself as one of the most exciting wingers of world football.

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Dortmund landed Sancho in similar circumstances | Lars Baron / Getty Images

The German side see a lot of similarities between Sancho and Braaf and are willing to pay a similar fee to bring the latter in, but unlike Sancho, City are reportedly insisting on inserting a buyout clause for Braaf. Although they have finally learned their lesson.

It doesn’t look like the deal is on yet, although an earlier Daily Star report has claimed with some confidence that Braaf will join Dortmund at the end of the season.

Dortmund are clearly leading the race for his signing, but Braaf has also attracted interest from other Bundesliga sides, and several teams from his native Netherlands have reportedly expressed interest in signing him as well.

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Pep Guardiola called for Braaf’s patience | Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

City are hoping for a permanent sale that will keep everyone happy, but are said to be open to a loan deal as well in the hopes that it will reignite the fire under Braaf again.

Club officials still have incredibly high hopes for Braaf, who was named the City’s Under-23 Player of the Year last season, but it is admitted that his current situation doesn’t work for anyone. involved.

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