Reporter Duncan Castles says Manchester City is making progress toward another big, young striker prospect.
Rafael Leao is a 6-foot-2 center forward who just turned 19 and has represented Portugal at every level between U-15 and U-21.
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Leao broke into the Sporting Lisbon senior team and scored against Porto — Iker Casillas in goal, no less — before suffering a long-term injury just after halftime.
Prior to that, Leao scored five goals with three assists in six UEFA Youth League games, four of those markers coming against Juventus and Barcelona.
Understand that Manchester City have made progress in their attempt to sign Portugal under-21 international Rafael Leao following a meeting this week. #MCFC #SCP #PORhttps://t.co/0l3rK9OvRq pic.twitter.com/uTtWPj0eDo
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) July 24, 2018