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Club confirms Manchester City bid for Ghanaian whizkid, competition from Ligue 1 giants

Manchester City continue to scour the footballing world for the stars of today and tomorrow, and identified a potential gem at the recently concluded African U17 Championship.

16-year-old Ghanaian forward Emmanuel Toku won two man of the match awards for his country in the competition and his impressive displays alerted scouts.

And as reported by Ghanasoccernet, his club, the superbly named Cheetah FC, have confirmed offers have arrived – one of them from Man City and two others from prominent French sides.

Club president Abdul Hayye Yartey told Ghanasoccernet, “We have received offers from French sides PSG, Lyon and Manchester City but no decision has been taken.

“When we return from the tournament, we will look through and see what offer is best for him [Toku].”

City have a history of recruiting youngsters from Ghana, usually through a long-standing relationship with the Right to Dream Academy. So far, none of the talents have come close to making the first-team, but many have gone on to have professional careers in Europe, with the likes of Mohammed Abu, Razak Nuhu, Yaw Yeboah and Thomas Agyepong – the latter two still on City’s book – receiving call-ups to the senior Ghana squad.

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