Man City beat Arsenal and Wolves to sign 14-year-old Darko Gyabi from Millwall for £300,000
Manchester City accept they’ve quite recently marked a 14-year-old midfielder fit for emulating Jadon Sancho’s example.
Darko Gyabi, an England youth player, has moved to the Etihad from Millwall in a deal worth around £300,000, with additional items coming to over £1million dependant on progress.
City beat Arsenal and Wolves to the marking of the South London chap who was playing two years above his age last season in Millwall’s U16s.
Gyabi, from Catford, is a case to-box focal midfielder whose style and skill caught the attention of the Premier League champions.
He has been contrasted with Manchester United’s Paul Pogba in style, and City are hoping for the same kind of success.
Gyabi is the most recent adolescent from South London to move to the Etihad grounds, as City’s recruitment has shown a clear trend of targeting youngsters in the capital.
Gyabi pursues Taylor Richards, Ben Knight, Ian Carlo Poveda and Sancho, who left the club for Borussia Dortmund last season and made his full England debut last night.
Sancho, four years more established than Gyabi, comes from the same estate as the youngster.
He likewise marked for City from Watford at 14 years old in an arrangement worth £66,000 and left three years later for £8million having never played a first-team game.
Sancho was chosen by Gareth Southgate for his Three Lions squad due to the winger excelling in the Bundesliga with five goals and seven assists this season.