Man City successful with first option on Santos pair Neymar, Henrique Ganso

Manchester City have successfully secured first refusal on Santos' two most exciting youngsters as part of the loan deal for Robinho.

Manchester City have successfully secured first refusal on Santos' two most exciting youngsters as part of the loan deal for Robinho.

The Daily Mail says as part of the Robinho loan deal, City acquired a first option on forward Neymar and 20-year-old playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso, who both impressed against Sao Paulo.

Neymar’s agent Wagner Ribeiro, who previously represented Robinho, is understood to have already informally spoken to Chelsea and Real Madrid about a move when the time is right, but Santos insiders expect City to make a move after the World Cup.

Although the £44m buy-out clause in his contract is prohibitive, the price can soon tumble if an extended deal for Robinho is up for grabs.

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