Report: Man City aims to add big Portuguese striker

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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.