Manchester City and Manchester United are both looking at a January move for Espanyol youngster Aaron Martin, according to various reports.
Having brought in Kyle Walker, Danilo and Benjamin Mendy over the summer transfer window, City boss Pep Guardiola was seemingly happy with his defensive options but an injury to the latter and an admiration of Martin have seen the English club linked with a winter move.
Martin has been firmly impressing at left-back for the Barcelona-based side and has gained high recognition from a number of potential suitors, which also include City’s rivals Manchester United.
Catalan daily Sport claim that City are now ready to move for the 20-year-old and have completed their scouting reports.
Born in the Montmelo region of Catalonia, Martin began his career with his birthplace’s club before arriving at Espanyol at the age of eight.
His development saw him move up through the ranks of the club and senior debut with the B side against Gimnastic in 2015.
A season with the lower league side saw him gain recognition from the first team and he was handed a debut a year later against Villarreal, signing a new and improved deal until 2022 just days later.
The full-back has been capped at U16, U17, U18, U19 and U21 level for the Spanish national side.