The Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to a story from Warren Haughton in The Sun, that claims Manchester City are prepared to break another record by paying £6 million for Charlton’s wonderkid, Jeremy Sarmiento. The current record fee paid for a schoolboy is £2.5 million that Chelsea parted with to bring in Exeter’s Ethan Ampadu last year.
Manchester City are ready to approach Charlton for whizz-kid Jeremy Sarmiento (15) who could cost a record fee for a schoolboy player with Charlton valuing him at £6m. [@WarrenHaughton] pic.twitter.com/qn75saIppB
— City Watch (@City_Watch) May 17, 2018
Manchester City are one of the richest football teams in the world. The Citizens have the financial pulling power to match any other team, so a £6 million fee for a 15-year-old wouldn’t be a big loss to Sheikh Mansour, who’s piled millions of pounds into the club over the last ten years, with players like Aymeric Laporte, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones and Kyle Walker all being recruited for £50-million plus in the last couple of seasons.
The Sky Blues have been trying to build their academy system up over the last few years and they’re starting to see results with the likes of Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz and Oleksandr Zinchenko all coming through the system and featuring in the first-team picture this season. Building up Manchester City on the pitch at all levels is obviously a priority of the club’s hierarchy and to make the move to bring in the EFL’s best wonderkid would be a superb boost for both Man City and Jeremy Sarmiento.
You can read our resident Citizens’ verdict here:
Will cost £6m to sort that hair out
— Jake Platt (@Jake__Platt) May 17, 2018
£6m for a 15 year old?! pic.twitter.com/66spTHIDuN
— Will Burnett
Thats literally Bobby Firmino
— Nick (@SensualSadio) May 17, 2018
In Man City style to break records
— Casey Miller (@caseyimiller) May 17, 2018
Do it ..I don’t care
— SimplyCity (@SimplyCity) 17 May 2018
This lad is excellent would be an amazing signing for the EDS
— Charlie (@CharlieP_Mcfc) May 17, 2018
If we are willing to pay that, then he must be something special. I don't think we should pay it because we all know what will happen to him; relegated to a bit-part role in the EDS or loaned until he's either out of contract or good enough to be sold for profit.
— Callum (@Nuullak) May 17, 2018
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