Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Lands Wonderkid, 14, for Fee That Could Hit £1M

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep Lands Wonderkid, 14, for Fee That Could Hit £1M

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CITY have completed the signing of 14-year-old midfielder Darko Gyabi from Millwall.

He has joined the Blues for a fee that could eventually rise to around £1m, according to reports.

Gyabi played for Millwall U16s last season and Lions boss Neil Harris believes City have signed an 'exceptional young player'.

"I've seen Darko play myself a couple of times and he's an exceptional young player. But when City come calling it's very difficult to make players want to stay," he said.

"If players aren't going to stay then you have to make sure you get the best deal for the club.

"We wish Darko all the best for the future and we hope to see him on the big stage one day."

Catford-born Gyabi follows in the footsteps of fellow south London prospect Jadon Sancho, who moved to City from Watford when he was 14. …

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