Nicolas Otamendi was listed as a Manchester City player on UEFA's official website yesterday as speculation surrounding his long-term future in the game continues to rumble on.
As reported by the Daily Mail, UEFA bizarrely listed the Valencia defender as a City player despite it being far from certain as to whether the Citizens are going to press ahead with a bid for his services in the near future.
City, alongside Premier League rivals Manchester United, have been credited with interest in the Argentine defender of late, with the same report from the Mail going on to reveal that he has a buyout clause of £35 million in his current contract.
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There's no doubt about it, both Manchester clubs could do with adding to their defensive ranks before the close of the transfer window, so Otamendi could yet be on the move in the coming weeks.
UEFA's mistake, unsurprisingly, was quickly corrected yesterday, but it will no doubt only intensify the speculation regarding a possible move to Manchester for the player.
£35m is a risk
Of course, if either of Manchester United or Manchester City splash as much as £35m on the defender, then it will prove a huge risk.
Ultimately, without any Premier League experience, it won't be easy for the South American star to settle to life in England's elite division right from the start.
But, both United and City have had their issues at the back over the course of the last year or so, so perhaps they're in need of a player like Otamendi. One thing's for sure, it looks set to be an interesting period for all involved in the transfer saga.
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