Many Premier League and foreign clubs have eyes on Manchester City’s talent-filled academy these days, and if the opportunity arises they will be happy to lure a player away. We saw an example in the summer when Jadon Sancho, 17, moved to Borussia Dortmund in an £8million deal.
City have managed to hang on to most of their young prodigies, but may be concerned that one of the latest sensations coming through the ranks, Bobby Duncan, has the eyes of scouts from Arsenal and other Premier League clubs on him.
Arsenal had shown an interest in Sancho before he moved to Germany, and John Cross of the Mirror reports that their scouts watched as Duncan, the cousin of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, scored the winner for England under-17s against Portugal this week.
Duncan is only 16 and was joined in the England team by another outstanding young talent from City’s academy, Thomas Doyle – grandson of Manchester City legends Mike Doyle and Glyn Pardoe. Tommy captained the England team against Portugal and also scored.
There appears to be no immediate risk of losing Doyle, a big blue, several Premier League clubs, notably Arsenal, are watching developments on Duncan and if given any encouragement will make a move.
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