Published On: Sun, Feb 17th, 2013

Sampdoria starlet flattered by Manchester City interest

Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang responded positively to reports of Premier League club Manchester City being interested in him.

The Spanish Under-21 is also being followed by the top Serie A clubs along with teams abroad.

“I’m flattered by reports in the Italian press, but nothing is done yet. I have a contract until 2016 and I do not think they [Sampdoria] want to sell me,” Obiang told Sky Sports.

“I’m settled here and I like the life but to be honest it is good to be linked with clubs going places like City where there are big stars and a very good coach [Roberto Mancini] who is a legend at my present club.”

Mancini attended Samp’s 3-1 victory against Roma, where he was reportedly taking a closer look at Obiang and Mauro Icardi.

Other sides apparently pursuing the 20-year-old include Napoli, Juventus, AC Milan, Inter, and Fiorentina.

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