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Juventus star Alex Sandro ’emerges as £50m target for Manchester City’

Alex Sandro emerges as £50m transfer target for Manchester City after they scouted him as Juventus beat Man United in Champions League

  • Manchester City are monitoring Juventus’ Brazilian left back Alex Sandro
  • The English champions scouted the 27-year-old at Old Trafford on Tuesday
  • Should Juve sign Marcelo from Real Madrid, it would give City the green light
  • Benjamin Mendy is first-choice left back at City but has had injury troubles 

Juventus left back Alex Sandro is on the radar of Manchester City, with the club having scouted him at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

City scouts travelled to rivals Manchester United to see the 27-year-old in action in the 1-0 Champions League win, according to The Sun.

With Juventus reportedly keeping tabs on Real Madrid left-back Marcelo, there could be scope for Sandro to move away from the Italian club, who value him at £50million, come January. 

Juventus left back Alex Sandro is on the radar of Premier League Champions Manchester City

Juventus left back Alex Sandro is on the radar of Premier League Champions Manchester City

City scouts travelled to rivals Manchester United on Tuesday to see the 27-year-old

City scouts travelled to rivals Manchester United on Tuesday to see the 27-year-old

ALEX SANDRO’S CAREER 

2008–2010 Atletico Paranaense

2010–2011 Deportivo Maldonado 

2010–2011 → Santos (loan)

2011–2015 Porto 

2015– Juventus

INTERNATIONAL

2011- Brazil (12 caps)

Marcelo is said to be keen on a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin, which would in turn pave the way for Sandro to move to Manchester.

Sandro is under contract at the Italian champions until 2020 and has progressed to become one of the most vaunted left backs in Europe following his move from Porto in 2015.

Should he swap Turin for Manchester, however, he will have to contend with Benjamin Mendy for the left-back spot.

Pep Guardiola recruited Mendy for a whopping £52million last year but the Frenchman was sidelined for most of the season owing to rupturing his right knee ligaments against Crystal Palace in September 2017.

He came back strongly this season and began the campaign well, but missed six City games last month due to a foot injury. 

Should Marcelo join Juventus then it would pave the way for Sandro to leave Turin

Should Marcelo join Juventus then it would pave the way for Sandro to leave Turin

It would offer City a rival for Benjamin Mendy, who has suffered with injury problems

It would offer City a rival for Benjamin Mendy, who has suffered with injury problems

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