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Transfer Talk: Manchester City signs Fulham’s Patrick Roberts

Transfer Talk: Manchester City signs Fulham’s Patrick Roberts

Manchester City is on a spending spree as they yet again add another player to their roster, the Fulham prodigy Patrick Roberts.

It is estimated that the deal will be completed within the week and come close to  £10 million, which can be broken down to £5-million transfer fee and an extra £5 million for add-ons. This comes as a shocker as the player has played only 22 matches for the first team side, even though he had been promising.

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This signing comes after Sterling and Delph, as Pellegrini wants increase the number of homegrown players in his team. The 18-year-old lad has also played for the U-19 English national team and is considered the future of English football.

After moving to Fulham from Wimbledon back in 2010 as a youth player, Fulham had nurtured him and made him a World Class youth player. He debuted for their first team back in 2014 and has played 22 games till the date. He has the versatility of playing either as a striker or as a winger, the latter of which he prefers the right flank.

He had also been included in the UEFA European U-17 Championship team after England had won it in 2014.
The question that begs to be asked is how much is Manchester City willing to spend to add homegrown players? And if that is the objective, why did they let go of players like Milner for free only to buy Sterling for a hefty  £50 million?

The Chilean manager though isn’t willing to give up on his credit card just yet.  The Manchester club is also being linked with a possible deal with the former Chelsea player Kevin de Bruyne, after their attempts to land a deal for Paul Pogba were thwarted by a humongous  £70 million tag.

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