Etihad Stadium side set sights on Real Betis playmaker.
Man City have joined the race to sign highly-rated in-form Real Betis midfielder Benat according to TransferMarketWeb.
Though Roberto Mancini has a host of central midfielders to call upon the Italian may feel that the former Athletic Bilbao man could be an improvement on the likes of Gareth Barry whilst a January bid could also be down to the fact that Yaya Toure will be away on African Nations Cup duty for the best part of six weeks.
The 25 year old Spaniard has been in inspired form over the past 18 months which has resulted in the playmaker being called up by Vicente del Bosque for national team duty in recent World Cup qualifiers.
The Basque born midfielder has helped Real Betis to an excellent start to the La Liga campaign, with Pepe Mel’s side sitting in fifth spot. Benat has already provided four assists this season.
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