Freshly announced as OGC Nice’s new manager, Patrick Vieira is already ready to pluck some talent from one of his former clubs: Manchester City.

Having coached the Cityzens’ U21 team prior to his move to New York City FC, the France 1998 World Cup winner is allegedly interested in Thierry Ambrose, according to Onze Mondial.

The French magazine report on Monday that Vieira is considering the 21-year-old to replace Alassane Pléa, believed to be on his way out from the Ligue 1 side this summer.

Arriving at Manchester City back in 2013 after a £350k transfer from AJ Auxerre, Ambrose has gone through all the ranks at the Premier League champions, and was sent to NAC Breda on loan last year to get some first-team football.

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Over the course of 30 appearances for the Eredivisie side, the young forward scored 10 goals and picked up five assists, impressing with his performances.

Ambrose currently has two years left on his Manchester City deal, and we’ll have to see if Pep Guardiola agrees to let one of his talented youngsters leave the club permanently in the summer.