Man City Wonder Kid Considering January Exit Faces Further Interest As Former Manager Phillip Cocu Plots Move

Oleksandr Zinchenko
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Oleksandr Zinchenko of Manchester City reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Brighton & Hove Albion at Etihad Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester City wonder kid Oleksandr Zinchenko is considering his options in January after struggling for playing time so far this season.

Zinchenko’s agent revealed that a Napoli move could be on the cards over the winter transfer window.

“We are always open to proposals coming from Italy,” agent Alan Prudnikov told Italian radio, according to Football Italia.

“Napoli showed interest both over the summer and the year before, but never managed to find an agreement with Manchester City.”

“I met with (Napoli director Cristiano) Giuntoli and we laid down the foundations of a deal with Zinchenko, but the two clubs could not agree on a fee. We’d be ready to discuss it again, though.”

The versatile midfielder come defender has played just once for City this season.

The Fanatik newspaper report that Fenerbahce have since entered the race for the 21-year-old.

Per the source, Phillip Cocu is keen on signing the youngster.

The Yellow Canaries feel they have two factors working in their favor. Firstly, they are prepared to loan Zinchenko and offer first-team football.

Secondly, Zinchenko would be back playing under the stewardship of Philip Cocu who helped put him on the map during his time on loan at PSV.

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Cocu has since taken charge of Fenerbahce but has got off to a poor start. The Istanbul giants are currently 14th in the Super Lig and are planning a major overhaul over the winter transfer window.

The Dutch manager has already demonstrated he is willing to play young players.

18-year-old Elif Elmas is a first-team regular, 17-year-old Ferdi Kadioglu and 21-year-old Baris Alici has been given playing time.