Youth Call Ups
Current under 16 player Gabriel Almeida has been called up for Brazil Under 17’s and Tosin Adarabayio has now been included in the England under 16 side for their victory shield fixture against Scotland.
Has now joined Sheffield Wednesday on a month’s loan following the completion of a similar loan deal at Shrewsbury
Reports in the non-league circle, suggest that the keeper may now be looking for another club
Where are they now
Former academy player Kingsley Grandison recently appeared for Stockport County in a friendly win over Finland Under 19’s, currently at Cheadle Heath Nomads, the former player has also been at Racing Portuense(Spain), New Mills and Salford City.
Another former academy player Angelos Tsiaklis is currently in Cyprus with Anorthosis after playing for Wrexham and FC United
Manchester City are on the trail of Italian striker Domenico Berardi.
The 18-year-old has been starring for Serie B side Sassuolo scoring three goals in 10 appearances in the process.
His agent, Giuseppe Galli, says Premier League champions City have joined Juventus and Roma in the race for the teenager's signature and have sent scouts frequently to watch him playing for Sassuolo.
Manchester City are looking to beat Manchester United and Real Madrid to Dinamo Zagreb's record-breaking midfielder Alen Halilovic.
A three-man delegation from City travelled to Croatia this week to negotiate with Zagreb over the 16-year-old who is already being touted as the next Luka Modric.
Ajax beat Man City to PSV kid Riechedly Bazoer
Manchester City have missed out on PSV Eindhoven defender Riechedly Bazoer.
Bazoer toured City's facilities and appeared set to sign.But he has now committed to Ajax, where he will train and play friendlies this season before being formally registered next year
Man City alerted as Zakaria Bakkali wants out of PSV
City have been alerted to a contract row between PSV Eindhoven and Zakaria Bakkali.
The teenage midfielder has attracted offers from City over the last 12 months.De Telegraaf says despite committing himself to PSV earlier this year, Bakkali is now desperate to quit the Dutch giants. A move to England is most likely for Bakkali.
Derby will sell Man City, Arsenal target Will Hughes
Nigel Clough admits he could be forced to sell Will Hughes. City are tracking the 17 year-old.
"If anybody wants him, they know it will be serious money,” he told The Derby Telegraph.
"Nothing has changed. If an offer comes in for Will or any player, it will be judged on its merits. If we think it is good business and we can do something with it, then we will do it."We see the list of scouts for our matches at Pride Park and it is their job to be watching all the good young talent in the Championship and below."When a 17-year-old looks to have the ability Will has, then it is bound to attract attention. It is inevitable. We don't mind that at all. It shows he is doing something right and it is great for our Academy."
Feyenoord split over keeping Man City winger Omar Elabdellaoui
Omar Elabdellaoui is winning over Feyenoord coach Ronald Koeman. Only last month, Elabdellaoui appeared set to cut short the loan as he struggled to settle.
But now Koeman enthuses: "I must say he is doing pretty well."
Feyenoord chief Martin van Geel admits they could still lose the youngster in January: "That's the deal with City. A decision has yet been taken, but the fact is that Omar gets little playing time. Soon we will see what for all parties is the best decision."
Karim Rekik has resisted an approach from the Tunisia FA.
The talented Holland youth international, 17, also qualifies for Tunisia and was offered a senior debut by their FA."I thanked them. But I focus at this time on the Oranje national team and hope to succeed with them in the future," said Rekik.
Abdisalam Ibrahim Returns
City midfielder has tweetedthe following
“hi everyone, just finished my loan in stromsgodset. i thank everyone at the club, specially the coaching staff, the fans and my team m8ts!”
Sky Sports are reporting that Barnsley are poised to sign Manchester City youngster Alex Nimely on loan.
Barnsley boss Keith Hill has been looking to bolster his attacking options and he has agreed a deal until January for the highly-rated forward
Slightly old news this, but still of interest to those supporters who like to know the current where abouts of former players
Scott Kay & Tom Smith have signed short term deals with Huddersfield Town and will train and play under the stewardship of ex City Academy coach Steve Eyre
In a blank weekend for City in the Academy League, they hosted the junior sides of Brighton & Hove Albion at Platt Lane.
The under 16 side registered a 2-0 win but the run of poor results at under 18 level continued as the team lost 1-2.
City U18 goalkeeper Liam Sharpe made his debut for Norwich U18s against Blackburn today. Liam is on loan for 6 weeks.
Manchester City are planning on giving rising Japanese star Hideki Ishige a trial ahead of a possible move to England.Reports in the Japan suggest that City have made an offer for the 18-year-old, who plays for Shimizu S-Pulse but they appear to be wide of the mark.
The Shimizu manager is quoted as saying: ‘There is interest in him, not just Man City but many clubs in Europe and he deserves it. He’s a real fantastic talent. ‘As far as I’m concerned, he’s not for sale and we want him to be a part of S-Pulse for the next few years to come. There has been no offer, City just want to see him first hand and train with some of the top players in the world.’
Former City academy and EDS player ,Luke Coulson, has returned from his time in America and is currently on
trial at Cardiff City - and has been offered a contract and looks set to sign for the Bluebirds.
Manchester City are keeping tabs on Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler and have watched the 19-year-old three times this month,
Jose Ramon Alesanco
Manchester City are in talks over a
role for Barcelona's former director of youth Jose Ramon Alesanco,
Charlton starlet Joe Gomez enhanced his growing reputation by coming through a tough test in Wales on Thursday night for England Under 16’s.
The 15-year-old defender, a target for Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City, was named in the starting line-up by England Under 16 head coach Kenny Swain
Look out for Manchester City’s Right to Dream player as he links up
with Swedish club Djurgarden as part of the partnership between the two clubs
Welcome to MCFC Reserves and Academy
The Unofficial source for everything related to the Reserve and Academy sides at Manchester City.
BARCLAYS UNDER 21 LEAGUE
Friday 6th December
Manchester City v Middlesbrough
BARCLAYS UNDER 18 LEAGUE
Saturday 7th December 2013
Middlesbrough v Manchester City