Man City line up Croatian starlet

Updated: December 7, 2011

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According to reports in the Sun Manchester City are lining up a move for Croatian starlet Mateo Kovacic.

The 17 year old, who has been dubbed the ‘Croatian Lionel Messi’ is currently on the books of Dinamo Zagreb and is rated as one of the world’s hottest prospects.

Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United are all believed to be interested however Manchester City look to have stolen a march on them with the news that they have already held meetings with Kovacic’s representative to thrash out a deal.

The rising star broke into the Dinamo first team in 2010 and already has two caps for the Croatia Under-21s.

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