Manchester City agree deal to sign Girona winger Sávio this summer


Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign the Girona winger Sávio this summer, with documents to be signed in the coming days.

Sávio has been a key player for Girona this season as the Catalan club have made an unexpected push for the La Liga title. He has been the subject of bids from Premier League and Bundesliga clubs, reportedly in the region of €30m (£25.7m).

Girona are part-owned by City Football Group (CFG), the holding company that owns Manchester City and several other clubs around the world. Sávio joined another CFG-affiliated club, the French side Troyes, in 2022 before being loaned to PSV Eindhoven and then Girona last summer.

Troyes, who are 15th in Ligue 2, still hold the player’s registration despite Sávio never making an appearance for them. City held internal discussions over a move for Sávio in December, and the transfer has now been agreed.

Having predominantly played as a left-winger in Spain, Sávio is likely to add competition for Jack Grealish, Jérémy Doku and Oscar Bobb in wide areas for Pep Guardiola’s team – although it is possible he could return to Girona on loan for next season.