English Messi at City

Shaelumstash

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There was an article in The Times a few years ago about City’s youth academy, pretty sure it made their back page.

It mentioned a prospect who was being talked about as an English Messi and arguably the brightest prospect ever to come out of Manchester. I’m sure it said we had a couple of his brothers on the books too.

Can anyone remember the article and know who it was referring to? Was it Foden? Or was it someone else? Cheers.
 

Shaelumstash

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patrick roberts wasn't it ? we bought him from fulham
No it was someone in the youth team that we’d had since he was a kid. And he was from Manchester.

I don’t think it mentioned his name in the article and I was thinking it was probably Foden, but then I’m pretty sure it said we had his brothers on the books.

The article said United were trying to get him but he was a City fan and only wanted to play for us.
 

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No it was someone in the youth team that we’d had since he was a kid. And he was from Manchester.

I don’t think it mentioned his name in the article and I was thinking it was probably Foden, but then I’m pretty sure it said we had his brothers on the books.

The article said United were trying to get him but he was a City fan and only wanted to play for us.
I don't know then mate,only player i remember being nicknamed that ( english messi ) was Roberts,Foden has always been associated with Iniesta ,so it was never gonna be him
 
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