Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Phil Excited to Face Kun on Training Pitch

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Phil Excited to Face Kun on Training Pitch

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NEW City signing Philippe Sandler cannot wait to get to grips with Sergio Aguero on the training ground.

The 20-year-old central defender's move from PEC Zwolle was confirmed this week by the Dutch club's manager John Van't Schip.

And now the Holland under-20 international, who came through the Ajax academy and has been likened to Liverpool's Virgil Van Dijk, has spoken of his move.

Under the terms of the deal, Sandler will stay at Zwolle for the season and team up with the Blues this summer.

He said: "I heard that scouts from Manchester City were watching me, but you do not expect as a player to go from PEC Zwolle to City.

"I thought initially that they were keeping tabs on me and did not expect them to approach me or PEC Zwolle during the winter break to transfer to the club.

"But that is what happened and I am delighted. …

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