Manchester City supporters are eagerly anticipating the 2018/19 Premier League season, as their side seek to defend the title they won so convincingly last time round.
Pep Guardiola’s men finished a staggering 19 points clear of second place Manchester United last term to secure their third domestic league title in the last six years, accumulating a magnificent 100 points from their 38 league games. But with United expected to be stronger this season, as well the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham, and Chelsea, the pressure will be on the Citizens to continue their domination of English football’s top-flight heading into the 2018/19 season.
As such, there are many excited City fans up and down the country ahead of the new campaign, several of whom are wondering who the next star to break out from the youth ranks could be, what with the likes of Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz having done so in recent times.
And given his incredible performances for the Under-18 side at the Etihad Stadium, it could well be 17-year-old Henri Ogunby who is the next to break-through, in doing so potentially piling the pressure on the likes of Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling in the future.
The right winger mustered five appearances in the Under-18 Premier League back in the 2016/17 season, but managed to produce the goods on his first appearance for the side in scoring one and setting up another in their 4-4 draw with Everton back in November 2016.
And the youngster built upon that magnificent start to life at City by seriously impressing last season in netting eight goals and laying on eight assists for the club in their run to second place in the North division of the Under-18 Premier League – only Liverpool’s Adam Lewis (nine) laid on more assists than Ogunby.
And while he is yet to turn out for the development squad at the North West giants, a spot on the bench for their Checkatrade Trophy clash with Bradford City last season suggests that he isn’t too far away from doing so, thus underlining that a first team appearance may not be too far away.
And at the tender age of 17, he could well be the man to push messrs Sane and Sterling, two fellow youngsters at the age of 22 and 23 respectively, for a place down the flanks in Guardiola’s side in the future.
The City duo was outstanding for the Citizens last term and look set to play a key part in their quest for even greater success this time round, but with Ogunby producing the goods for the youth team, it’s feasible that he could be knocking on the door of a first team spot in a few years’ time.
Man City fans… what do you think? Let us know!