Manchester City have completed the signing of England U15 talent Kylan Midwood. The youngster has made the move from Sheffield United, with the defending Premier League champions beating off four different clubs for his signature.
Chelsea, Liverpool, Newcastle United and Leeds United were the other clubs looking to sign him from Sheffield. But, he has followed a number of important talents to have joined the City academy in recent months, such as Emilio Lawrence.
Manchester City sign Kylan Midwood for their academy
Midwood isn’t the first talented youngster to leave the Sheffield United academy this year. Will Lankshear joined Tottenham Hotspur for a fee worth £2 million, and is in their academy now.
The plan for Kylan Midwood is to now develop him to the top level, through their prized academy set-up. While the details of the transfer are yet to come out – there is a good chance that the Blades have included a sell-on clause in the deal. In other words, they will be entitled to a percentage of any future fee that City receive for him.
While the Championship club would have been keen to promote the youngster to their first team, money does play an important part in the sport now. And the financial strength of the Sky Blues has allowed them to snap up yet another impressive young talent.