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Man City lead the race for teenage sensation nicknamed ‘Captain America’



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Manchester City are reportedly the frontrunners to sign highly-coveted American youngster Cavan Sullivan.

The 14-year-old is one of football’s top young prospects, gaining attention from some of the biggest club’s in the world in recent months, including Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, PSG, and Liverpool.

However, Manchester City are said to be leading the race for Sullivan, who has earned the nickname ‘Captain America’ within the football landscape after making major strides in the youth system of MLS outfit Philadelphia Union.

The left-footer is said to have a sublime eye for goal, and recently led the USA to an U15 CONCACAF title, collecting the Golden Ball in the tournament.

The attacking midfielder visited with Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Borussia Dortmund last year, but ultimately chose to remain in Philadelphia. Union head-coach Jim Curtin claims Sullivan “has the talent and ability to become a household name”.

While all of the major buyers in Europe’s top leagues appear to have their eye on the Sullivan, the 14-year-old is said to be leaning towards Manchester City, according to a new report from the Daily Mail.

The Etihad outfit have been leading the way in Europe when it comes to raking up the top young prospects on the marker, utilising the City Football Group system to develop and ultimately sell players for profit.

While those methods have been widely criticised, City Football Group clubs have been benefitting around the world – Girona are currently neck-and-neck with Real Madrid in the La Liga title race.

Meanwhile, back on home soil, Pep Guardiola’s first-team are currently on a break from fixtures after downing Newcastle United in the Premier League, spending some time in Abu Dhabi for warm weather training as they await their next competitive match.

Upon their return to England, the Blues will travel to Tottenham to square off with Ange Postecoglou’s men in an FA Cup fourth round showdown.