Manchester City has a very extensive scouting network and they regularly fish in the same pond as the Belgian clubs. Club Brugge was allowed to experience that firsthand.
The Last Hour knows that City followed Idrissa KaborÃ © for many months and they even went to see him at the U21 of KV Mechelen. The talent was also able to convince there.
The English top club paid 4.5 million euros, which can amount to 10 million euros, and was therefore too quick for Brighton & Hove Albion, AS Monaco, Lille OSC and Club Brugge. Financially they could not compete with the British superpower.
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