According to the reports coming from the Italian media, Manchester City winger Jayden Braaf is reportedly inching closer to a move to the Italian Serie A with a move to Udinese being touted as the most likely outcome. If the reports are to be believed, the move is close to being finalized this January and the Italian outfit want to do business before the closure of the winter transfer window on Monday night.
The Dutch winger has been linked to a host of clubs since last summer, especially because of a lack of game time that has seen him remain at the club’s youth set up without any promotion to the first-team.
He has now set his sights on an exit from the Etihad Stadium as he looks to find a club where he would play some more games of football and also have a better chance of linking up with the first-team players. City themselves will not block the player from wanting to leave the club but will reportedly fid a buy-back clause to any permanent transfer that he makes away from the club.
The young attacker has also attracted interest from his native country Netherlands, with some unnamed clubs in the Dutch Serie A reportedly interested in snapping one of their own homegrown stars. The German Bundesliga is another destination that it seemed he was going to settle for with RB Leipzig also willing to take him to Germany. But with the turn of events, it looks as though a move to Italy is inevitable with Udinese and Manchester City engaging in contract negotiations in the last few days.
Both Tuttomercatoweb and Sport Italia in Italy claim that Braaf will leave England and complete his move to Italy in the coming hours before Monday’s deadline. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano also reported the news but said that the transfer would only be in form of a six-month loan deal and nothing more.