Scapuzzi to stick with City

Promising forward determined to make the grade at the Etihad

Luca Scapuzzi: Hoping to convince Roberto Mancini that he is deserving of games

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The agent of Manchester City forward Luca Scapuzzi claims his client intends to remain at the Etihad Stadium and continue pushing for a first team place.

The 21-year-old made two appearances for the Blues last season, but both of those came in the Carling Cup.

With opportunities severely limited, City sent the youngster out on loan to Oldham Athletic and Portsmouth in an effort to get him game time.

Scapuzzi is now back with the Premier League champions and readying himself for the 2012/13 campaign.

It has been suggested that he could be lured back to his Italian roots by new Roma coach Zdenek Zeman, but his representative insists no transfer has been discussed.

Interest

"Luca will remain at Manchester City," Giuseppe Riso told tuttomercatoweb.com.

"He will join City in pre-season training.

"Zeman's interest? He likes the player but we have never spoken.

"Luca's aim is to confirm himself at City."