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Official: Peterborough United sign England U-20 winger from Manchester City

League One side Peterborough United have completed the signing of England youth international Isaac Buckley-Ricketts from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee.

Buckley-Ricketts, 20, has signed a three-year deal that will keep him at the London Road Stadium until 2021.

The winger, who has representated England at all youth levels up to the under-20s, spent the first half of last season on loan at FC Twente in Holland’s Eredivisie, but played only 113 minutes over 6 appearances.

City recalled Buckley-Ricketts and sent him to League One side Oxford United for the second half of the 2017-18 campaign, where he made 11 appearances.

It will be League One where Isaac continues to play his football after many years in the youth ranks at City, with Steve Evans making him the 14th signing of the summer for Posh.

“He is a young man that comes from a fantastic football club in Manchester City,” Evans said. “He comes here to make his way in English football.

“He has had a brief loan spell out at Oxford but it is fair to say that Manchester City and Peterborough United probably have ideas to play the boy in a similar way compared to what was a little bit foreign to him when he played at Oxford and that isn’t a criticism, it is just systems of play.

“He comes and joins an excellent group of players. He is young, he is here for the long-term, there is no immediate pressure on him and we hope to develop him.

“There is no doubt he has absolutely blistering pace, he is technically good and he is a good addition to our squad. It is not about individuals here at Peterborough United, which has to be said, it has been like in the last few seasons, we are now a team and it is team Posh, not I.”

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