HSV Hamburg are ‘keeping an eye on’ Manchester City youngster Lukas Nmecha ahead of a possible move this summer.

That’s according to 24 Hamburg, who detail the club’s interest in the German target man and previous attempts to secure his signature today.

Nmecha is currently on loan with Anderlecht in Belgium and has been impressing, scoring 13 goals in 29 league games so far.

That has seen numerous reports that he will be returning to Manchester City in the future, particularly as his contract expires next year.

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If they can’t get the 22-year-old to sign a new deal, he will have to be sold, and 24 Hamburg say HSV could be one of those interested.

They state that the German club are ‘keeping an eye’ on Nmecha, who was a target for them on two separate occasions in the past.

In 2019 and 2020, both sports director Michael Mutzel and his right hand made Jonas Boldt contacted Nmecha about a possible move, and there were talks to make it happen.

In fact, Mutzel met with the player and his parents, but they couldn’t convince him to make the move back to Germany.

They remain keen to get him, but a move is ‘in the stars’ because his current valuation is around €8m, and that would be too much for the German side.

Their financial situation is very much dependant on promotion, with HSV currently sitting second in the 2.Bundesliga.

A return to the top-flight would give them ‘a few million Euros’ to spare, but a failure to do so would mean emergency sales to balance the books.

Thus, the chance to get Nmecha from Manchester City is very much dependant on their end of the season, but the interest is there nonetheless, with his future something City need to sort out this summer either way.