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As was mentioned on MCRAA and confirmed on our twitter account last night and since re confirmed by fellow team-mates .Manchester City have signed 15 year old England youth international keeper Angus Gunn from Norwich City
Angus is the sun of former Norwich player Brynn and is likely to go straight into the sides under 16 set up
Manchester City have decided to extend the stay of Mohammed Abu at Stromsgodset in Norway unti 1st January 2012.
I was impressed with Abu with the couple of times I saw him in pre-season and would feel he could do a job this season. However there is probably more to this in regards Abu's work permit as he is not really going to develop further if his talents cannot be exploited in the lesser league.
With City finding themselves with a higher profile due to champions league qualification it is no surprise that when a young talent is spotted at a club abroad that City is named as one of the bigger clubs looking at gaining the lad's signature.
City have now according to media reports been included in the chase for the Moroccan born Hicham Khaloula who plays for Spanish 2nd Division Cartagena with Liverpool and Real Madrid appearing to be the player's early suitors.
Hicham only being 16 means he can move to England for a relatively low fee and having Spanish citizenship means there will be no work permit issues.
Manchester City are in talks with Caen about signing the French club’s rising young star M’Baye Niang in a deal worth up to £10million. The powerful 16-year-old striker only made his debut in
April and scored three goals in seven games.
City have been on the youngster’s trail from the start and want to agree a deal before the price goes up and other giants get their wallets out.
Macclesfield Town have signed former Manchester City reserve team player Scott Kay on a one-year deal.
The 22-year-old, who began his career as a trainee at City, has featured regularly in their reserve team.
Tutte, 20, was released by Manchester City this summer and has signed a two-year deal with the Dale
"Tutte worked with us for a decade at Manchester City and he was an outstanding youth player - captain of the youth team and the reserves. He's a fantastic leader - I think he'll be a captain of any side he plays for in the future, most notably Rochdale.
"He's an England youth international, he has passion, he has talent and he's a fantastic young professional.
"His development at Manchester City was slightly hampered towards the end of his time there because it's so difficult to break through to that first team at City, so we're grateful he's come and we're going to offer him the pathway to develop. I think we'll all benefit from him.
ABERDEEN completed the signing of Colombian keeper David Gonzalez from Manchester City
But the deal will only be for six months initially because the club want to show proper respect to Jamie Langfield after he was hospitalised suffering from a seizure.
Brentford have signed former Manchester City full-back Shaleum Logan therefore becoming Uwe Roslers first signing as he starts his managerial career in England
Moving on from Newcastle United's academy coaching set up, Frankie Bunn former City academy coach as teamed up with Steve Eyre at Rochdale
As we brought to you earlier last season and more details last month that City had entered the NextGen European champions league type format for our EDS side and that there was news that making that decision would mean that City were pulling out of the premier reserve league; well that has now been confirmed by City.
I cannot say that this news I fully back because I have always been very vociferous that Stoke and Spurs have pulled out of the reserve league in previous seasons and because premier league clubs receive large amounts of money from the league I feel they are duty bound to provide a system for young players to show their skills and should be heavily fined for not doing so; and certainly my view has not changed just because it is now my club doing it.
Clearly if City were romping away with the league every year you could say they need a new challenge; but that is not the case. You are never going to be able to replicate the number of games played in friendlies and indeed the intencity that some of these games offer; especially the three mini derbies a season we have.
I just think this is change for change's sake; I am sure with the young players we have with the many first team games that City will play that Mancini wants hungry young players chomping at his first team squad by putting performances in regular in competitive matches and having lesser number of games will surely hinder that.
Then there is the fact that City have already started to charge for EDS games and so with these more 'Prestige' games will the admission charge begin to rise; we will have to wait and see.
As much as we dislike Manchester United - they have always used the reserve league to keep their players ready for the odd cup or champions league lesser rubber and their results are never shabby are they?
Time will tell and I may be proved wrong; but Barcelona's reseve team finished in a possible promotion position in their segunda division as they realise that young players still need lots of games to help development.
Former City Academy striker Ashley Grimes has joined the Steve Eyre revolution at Rochdale. On leaving City Ashley joined Millwall before going on loan to Lincoln. Ashley is quoted as saying "i am very pleased to be linking up with Steve Eyre again"
Although Karim Rekik's move to City from Feyenoord has yet to be officially confirmed by the club, it is widely reported on various web sites that it is a done deal
Soren Lerby, the agent who brokered the transfer, has been given the all-clear by the Dutch Federation.
Now 16, Rekik is moving to City this summer, along with his family.
The player's parents and brother Omar, who is also a talented footballer, are all moving to Manchester
Months after being linked with the then vacant Stockport County managers job, Skysports are reporting that Steve has been offered the vacant manager's job at Rochdale.
They are saying
'Whilst working at the club's famed academy Eyre has built up a strong reputation for developing young talent, although he has no managerial experience.
Rochdale are ready to offer him a first wrung on the managerial ladder though having received glowing reports about his capabilities'
City have extended the loanspell of Ghanaian youngster Mohammed Abu with Norwegian giants Stromsgodset until the end of the season.
Abu, 19, was signed by City in August last year but farmed him out to Stromsgodset till June this year.
The extension of his stay will mean the teenager will play in next season’s Uefa Europa League with Stromsgodset.
“I’m very happy to continue developing here because I have enough playing time and that important for me. I went to City last week and they expressed delight at my form with Stroms so I’m happy to continue'.
Manchester City junior coach Mike Morton has been appointed assistant manager at KoolSport Northern Counties East League Premier Division side Pickering Town by new boss Pete Vasey.
The 26-year-old, who works with junior players in west and south Yorkshire for the Premier League FA Cup-winning giants, also has duties as an academy coach at York College.
Holding a UEFA ‘B’ licence, Morton was on the books at Middlesbrough as a youngster and has played Northern Counties East League football with Garforth.
He will carry on his coaching duties for Manchester City.
Following his release y Manchester City defender Shaleum Logan is being linked with a move to Brentford
Former City player, UWE Rosler, the new Brentford boss has refused to confirm speculation linking him with a move for Shaleum.
34 years ago two young aspiring youngsters signed apprentice forms with Manchester City. Kevin Glendon and Ronnie Evans.
Fast forward to present date and two new recruits in City's intake for the academy, George Glendon and George Evans will be hoping to follow in their fathers footsteps.
Just for the newest recruits, we publish their fathers profiles from all those years ago
No real surprises in the latest PFA transfer list under 'Give me football', with the following all being listed as being released by City
James Poole( now at Hartlepool)
City's Columbian keeper David Gonzalez is in demand. He has yet to feature for the first team but spent time out on loan at Leeds as a back up keeper.
City are keen to let Gonzalez out on loan again with Preston , Rochdale, Yeovil and Bristol Rovers all being touted as interested clubs.