16-year-old Portuguese starlet set for Manchester City trial

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Manchester City are set to hand a trial to Portugal under-16s starlet Diogo Izata, according to talkSPORT.

The defending Premier League champions sent scouts to watch the youngster at an under-16s tournament in France, and were sufficiently impressed to offer him a week-long opportunity to shine in Manchester.

The 16-year-old has five caps for Portugal under-16s, although he's yet to make his first-team bow for his club UD Leiria.

Izata was in action at the Montaigu Tournament International earlier this month, and he's set to join up with the Manchester City academy next week as the Etihad Stadium coaches look to run the rule over him.

City face Manchester United in the Premier League on Monday, as they look to claw back lost ground on the league leaders.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side sit 15 points clear of City going into the match at Old Trafford, the first return for Roberto Mancini's side in the league since last term's famous 6-1 thrashing.

Manchester City outlined plans earlier this campaign for a new state of the art training and academy complex to sit alongside the Etihad Stadium.

The project, believed to cost around £200m, will provide world-class facilities for the club, as they look to improve the graduation rate from academy to elite development squad and then eventually through to the first-team.

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