There must be something in the water over in Belgium (Chocolate? Beer? Other lazy stereotypical Belgian thing?) because Premier league Clubs are queuing up to take their best young talents.
After Lukaku, De Bruyne, and Hazard there is a new youngster to keep our eyes on, and incredibly this one is just 15!
Mathias Bossaerts plays for Anderlecht’s youth team and has attracted a lot of attention for the Premier League, but The Mail is one of several sources today reporting that City have already agreed upon a deal for the young defender.
The ‘new Kompany’ was a target for United and City as well, but it seems the player would like to follow in the footsteps of the man he is being compared to, and has signed a four year deal at The Etihad, where he will find compatriots Komapny and Boyata.
‘Manchester City has been following me for almost three years,’ he told Het Nieuwsblad. I always shunned them, but their scouts kept watching me and continued to follow me.
Eventually I agreed a deal with them after extensive consultation between my agents and my parents.
In July I move to Manchester, where I have already found a house for my family to live with me. It is important for my development that my mum and dad stay close to me.’
It seems the only downside for City is the young star seems to be determined to style his hair and look on Cristiano Ronaldo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YB63nUwaBM ). City fans will hope he plays like him.
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Question of the day –
What is the Belgian FA doing so well in regards to its youth development? What can the English FA learn?