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Report: Man City aims to add big Portuguese striker

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on January 21, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

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Reporter Duncan Castles says Manchester City is making progress toward another big, young striker prospect.

Rafael Leao is a 6-foot-2 center forward who just turned 19 and has represented Portugal at every level between U-15 and U-21.

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Leao broke into the Sporting Lisbon senior team and scored against Porto -- Iker Casillas in goal, no less -- before suffering a long-term injury just after halftime.

Prior to that, Leao scored five goals with three assists in six UEFA Youth League games, four of those markers coming against Juventus and Barcelona.

Understand that Manchester City have made progress in their attempt to sign Portugal under-21 international Rafael Leao following a meeting this week. #MCFC #SCP #POR

— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) July 24, 2018

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