Manchester City and Juventus lose out in race for French wonderkid – report

Borussia Mönchengladbach have won the race to sign Mickael Cuisance, one of France’s greatest hopes of his generation, who was tipped to join Manchester City earlier this year.

However, City and Juventus have missed out and the 17-year-old will join the Bundesliga side on a five-year deal, according to France Football. It was Gladbach’s ability to develop young players that convinced Cuisance, a France under-18 international midfielder, to head to Borussia-Park.

In recent years, Mahmoud Dahoud, Thorgan Hazard and Andreas Christensen have enjoyed plenty of time to develop in Gladbach’s first-team and Cuisance sees a better pathway in Germany than Manchester or Turin at this point of his career.

City were also linked with another young Frenchman, Dan-Axel Zagadou, at the same time as Cuisance, and the most recent reports point to that deal still happening in the summer when he is out of contract at PSG.

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