Saturday February 16 2013
Obiang 'flattered' by Man City interest

Sampdoria starlet Pedro Obiang is “flattered” by reports of interest from Manchester City, as he is already tracked by Italy’s top clubs.

The Spain Under-21 international’s family originally hailed from Equatorial Guinea.

“I am being flattered by reports in the Italian Press, but nothing is done yet,” he told Sky Sports. “I have a contract until 2016 and I do not think they want to sell me.

“I am 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 who is a legend here at my present club.”

Ex-Sampdoria hero Roberto Mancini was in the stands last weekend for Sampdoria’s 3-1 win over Roma.

The Manchester City manager was thought to be there scouting potential summer targets Mauro Icardi and Obiang.

City face a bidding war, as 20-year-old Obiang has already been linked with Inter, Juventus, Milan, Napoli and Fiorentina.

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