Nigerian defender, Timi Sobowale has completed his transfer to Manchester City.
Sobowale was linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, having played for their U16s in a tournament in the Netherlands, but the Premier League champions have won the race for his signature.
City had extensively scouted Sobowale before handing him a contract.
The Citizens monitored Sobowale when the Republic of Ireland U15 national team faced Netherlands in a friendly back in February 2017.
”I’ve just started so this is my first season,” Sobowale told City’s official website.
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“The rest of the guys have helped to make me feel really welcome. Everyone has been great.”
Sobowale will play for City’s U18 team in the 2018-2019 season.