Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Brazilian Whiz Kid Close To City Signature

Brazilian Whiz Kid Close To City Signature


Blue Lad Scragg sent us the following...

According to The Sun, Manchester City FC are set to beat Chelsea to the signing of highly rated Brazilian whiz kid, Rafael de Souza Rodolfo.

The newspaper claims Robinho has had a big part to play in persuading the player, known as Pernao in a move to Eastlands.

The 16-year-old striker is yet to play for the Fluminense first team but his development in the youth team has caught the eye of many of Europe's big boys.

City were the quickest out of the starting blocks of all of the interested European clubs by secretly inviting the youngster to Manchester where he met his fellow Samba star, Robinho.

Mark Hughes is confident of tying up a £3m deal after talks with his family and club representatives. However, Pernao's boss Renato Gaucho has warned him of making the move too soon:

Renato Gaucho said...

'He should think twice before leaving. It will be difficult for him to adapt. It is another country, another language and the difficulties are bigger still.'

This news is really exciting because this youngster is a fantastic player and certainly one for the future.

Bookmark and Share








Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Blue Lad Scragg
Date:Tuesday August 18 2009
Time: 3:57PM

Comments

0
Rodolfo & Robinho picture can be found in our forum (100% City Chat)
Tudor
18/08/2009 16:05:00
0
the kid has a catchy name!!
mcfcirish
18/08/2009 16:09:00
0
Picture can be found here - http://www.manchestercity.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=6778&posts=4
Tudor
18/08/2009 16:15:00
0
It isn't just because of his potemtial, but that City jumped in front of everyone with him (admittedly, Robbi certainly helped)
BlueWolfie
18/08/2009 16:30:00
0
There's a picture on a Scouting site showing Robinho with Pernao and they're both wearing the ETIHAD City away shirt for the cameras! I'll try to find it again and post a link
Sindbad
18/08/2009 16:38:00
0
Here it is... He looks older than Robinho LOL http://www.imscouting.com/global_news_item.aspx?id=2861
Sindbad
18/08/2009 16:39:00
0
I think we are building for the future and looking to save money in the end and produce these players from the Academy with Jim Cassells guidance into the first team.
Buzz Lightyear
18/08/2009 18:39:00
0
Good deal for city and im sure robinho will be a father figure to him when he signs. I hope we keep foreign signings to minium of 4 in the youth teams to give british lads a chance. I have no problem with weiss and Rafael de Souza Rodolfo coming through. Now we need to find the new messi!
enzo city
18/08/2009 22:38:00
0
Sounds promising but could be expensive for somebody who may fail to acclimatise. Its probably good that we are now getting these sort of players across early so that they can get used to the different climate a few years before they will make the first team and it may also help to install a higher workrate ethic to these foreign players so that it can help remove the lazy, showboating ways that some of them have.
Kevinho
19/08/2009 01:33:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

City Fans Come From Far And Wide

Did you know the official Manchester City site translates its pages into 13 different languages? That must be a record compared to other Premier League clubs, right?

Priorities

It's been 48 hours since Manchester City fans have had the time to digest the home defeat against Premier League leaders Leicester City...

(Video) Pep Urges Jose To Go To United

Pep Guardiola wants to face the best managers around, said the future Manchester City boss during a recent interview relating to former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho.

The Ped Report City 1-3 Leicester City

Snowball Effect Commences

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor
Profile
Johnny Baguette
Profile
Pedmachine
Profile
Sedgie
Profile
Skoorb
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many trophies will MCFC win this season?
Suggested By: Tudor
Premier League19%
Champions League0%
League Cup9%
FA Cup0%
Two of the above9%
Three of the above0%
All four36%
City will not win anything this season27%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 4:15PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Chelsea (a)
FA Cup
Feb 28 2016 12:00PM : Newcastle United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 28 2016 4:30PM : Liverpool (a)
Capital One Cup
Mar 2 2016 8:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Skoorb226
2.Buzz Lightyear196
3.Tudor163
4.Johnny Baguette141
5.Bluedub80
6.fifthcolumnblue59
7.johnkelv43
8.PhillyBlueMoon29
9.citizhun29
10.Colin Is The King20