Last month, Girona star Savinho publicly talked about his dream to join Manchester City.

The La Liga side took the forward on loan from Troyes, a club owned by the City Football Group, who also have Manchester City in their stable.

Girona sporting director Quique Cárcel recently stated Barcelona’s interest in 19-year-old fills him “with pride”. Mundo Deportivo have relayed his quotes and also explain why the La Liga giants have cooled their interest in Savinho.

Barca sporting director Deco is an admirer of Savinho and the club also like him. Despite all this, a potential deal will be difficult to carry out and Pep Guardiola’s side are one of the reasons for that.

The Citizens owners would prefer to retain the player within their own group, and if they decide to sell him, the fee they would demand would be very high.

Girona are leading the table and the South American has scored four goals and registered four assists from 13 league games this season.

If he were to establish himself as a star, Mundo state the ‘priority will be given to Manchester City’.

These are at least three reasons why Barcelona would find it difficult to buy the player in the future, which is why they ‘cool down’ the option to sign the attacker.