Croatian teenager Ante Palaversa is preparing to move to Manchester City next year.
City splashed out £4.32m on the young midfielder from his home town club Hajduk Split and was then immediately loaned back until the summer of 2020.
Palaversa has enjoyed a fine season, playing 25 league games with Split currently sitting 3rd in the table.
“I think I probably need to improve the defensive aspects of my game to have a chance of playing in that Fernandinho role," the 19-year-old told The I.
“But to be honest I have to improve every aspect of my play because he's a phenomenal player and so important to Guardiola's plan for City."