Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs continues to look to Manchester City’s blossoming youth system to find the Wales stars of tomorrow.
Giggs has already handed City midfielder Matt Smith – on loan at FC Twente this season – his first appearances for the senior Welsh national team, with the 18-year-old winning four caps including against star-studded Spain last month.
With James Chester and Paul Dummett having to withdraw, Wales have summoned another talent from the Manchester City academy by calling up 18-year-old Rabbi Matondo, an exciting winger.
Matondo plays for City’s under-23 side in the Premier League 2 and is said to be the fastest player at the club – yes, even quicker than Leroy Sané and Kyle Walker.
Born in Liverpool, Matondo is dual-qualified to play for Wales and England, having moved to Cardiff as a child where he played in Cardiff City’s academy before moving to City in July 2016.