WORCESTER City has received an approach from Northern Premier League outfit Barwell for winger Josh Sarmento.

The 21-year-old former Benfica youngster has scored five goals in 11 starts and five substitute appearances since signing for City in September.

Chances to appear in the starting XI and his form have been hampered by illness at different points in the campaign but joint-boss John Snape believes there is plenty more to come from the Portugal-born ace.

“We have had an approach and did not waive the seven-day notice because we want to keep him,” said Snape.

“He can speak to Barwell tomorrow if he wants to. I want the lad to stay here, he has a lot to learn in terms of his final ball and decision making but is also an exciting prospect with his pace and trickery.”

Raised in Birmingham having arrived in the UK at the age of six, Sarmento was picked up by Birmingham City and then spent three years with Aston Villa following his St Andrew’s release.

Some time at Norwich City followed before his agent tried to make headway back home with a deal offered by Sporting Lisbon but Sarmento opted to join the club he supported as a boy, Benfica.