Manchester City have agreed to sign Leeds United’s young winger Brooklyn Nfonkeu, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Academy’s impressive 12 months
It’s been an impressive 12 months for the Whites when it comes to their academy.
They were awarded Category One status last summer and brought in the likes of Cody Drameh from Fulham, Joe Gelhardt from Wigan and Sam Greenwood from Arsenal, all of whom played a key role in the club’s Premier League 2 Division Two triumph last season.
The Latest: Nfonkeu exit
According to Football Insider, who were informed by a City source, the Premier League champions have agreed terms with Nfonkeu ahead of an academy transfer.
The report claims City moved for the Leeds forward after being impressed in youth matches, with Nfonkeu, who most recently played for the Under-15’s, set to depart after three-and-a-half years on the books at Elland Road.
The Verdict: Leeds will move on
Although Nfonkeu was never at the stage of breaking into the club’s Under-23 side, he’s clearly got bundles of talent for Manchester City to show a strong interest.
The Whites have gone from strength to strength in regards to their academy in such a short space of time, so even though it could be a blow to lose Nfonkeu in the long run, we’re sure the club won’t dwell on a deal for too long at this moment in time.
In fact, given their activity in the market recently with the acquisitions of McGurk and Bate, perhaps this will only spur more exciting signings if they opt to find a like for like replacement for the departing talent.
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