This week, reports from the English press said Manchester City would like to beat competition from Manchester United and Barcelona to sign Ronaldo Camara from Benfica.
Although the story had a good explanation of who the Eagles’ wonderkid is, there wasn’t much information about how Pep Guardiola’s side could get him, and Record comes out with an interesting response today.
The Portuguese newspaper recalls that Camará has recently signed his first professional contract with Benfica, which means the negotiations would have to be made directly with the Lisbon side.
They also say that before agreeing to the contract, Camará’s father visited both Manchester United and Barcelona training centres, but decided to keep his son with the Eagles.
That is basically a message saying Camará had the chance to move to other European giants before, but chose to stay at a club who will give him chances to grow.
That could be a warning to Manchester City.
Now protected with a contract which runs until 2022, it’s very unlikely that Benfica will let Camará leave for a small amount.