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From Fabrizio Romano: Manchester City closing in on signing of talented striker



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Manchester City are closing in on the signing of talented striker Luca Fletcher, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The City Football Group and the Premier League champions themselves are continuing their work of securing the services of the game’s next big names, whilst also holding a focus on the immediate first-teams of clubs within their portfolio.

For Manchester City, that has led them towards the likes of Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic, RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol, and West Ham United captain Declan Rice, with the former expected to officially join the club in a £30 million deal in the next few days.

But on the subject of developing and further strengthening their academy options, Manchester City have now won the race for one of England’s most promising young forwards, as per multiple reports on Tuesday.

According to the information of transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City are now closing in on the signing of 16-year-old talented striker, Luca Fletcher from Reading.

It has been detailed that both a medical has now been passed and paper work signed in order to finalise a deal for one of England’s most promising youngsters, with a fee of around £600,000 agreed with future add-ons on top.

Additional reporting from The Secret Scout states that the up-front fee is in fact £700,000, while Manchester City have beaten the likes of Newcastle United and Chelsea from the Premier League to the signing of the Roc Nation client.

Fletcher scored twice for England’s under-16 international squad back in December, in a 4-0 win over Turkey’s under-16 set-up, whilst the player has also been tracked by Scottish Premier League giants Celtic and Rangers.

This summer could be a huge transfer window for some of Manchester City’s existing Academy talents, as they seek to clarify the future development of the likes of Carlos Borges, Cole Palmer, and Tommy Doyle in particular.

Palmer is attracting interest from some of the Bundesliga’s most exciting clubs, with the likes fo Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig holding specific early interest in the services of the England youth international – who is determined to gain more game-time next season.