Sheffield United teen Kylan Midwood signs for Manchester City
Report: Sheffield United player has agreed to join Premier League club after snubbing Liverpool
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Report: Sheffield United player has agreed to join Premier League club after snubbing Liverpool

Sheffield United have lost one of their highly rated prospects, Kylan Midwood, with the youngster agreeing to join Manchester City.

Midwood, who is still all the way down in the under-15s at Shirecliffe, has reportedly agreed to move to The Etihad after snubbing interest from the likes of Liverpool, Leeds, and Newcastle.

Fabrizio Romano has posted the update on his Twitter page. Here, he claims Midwood will join City after impressing at Bramall Lane and in doing so, will rebuff a host of other Premier League clubs.

Midwood will become the latest young player to move on from the United academy. He will follow Will Lankshear in moving to a top Premier League club. Lankshear, as we know, signed for Tottenham for around £2m in the summer.

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The emergence of more talent from the Blades academy is yet another nod to the reputation it has developed over the last few decades.

United currently have a cluster of players over in Qatar. Iliman Ndiaye is set to play against England for Senegal, while the Three Lions have taken Harry Maguire, Kyle Walker, and Aaron Ramsdale as part of the squad.

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While it’s never ideal to see young players move on without ever featuring for the first team you have to accept that these big clubs can come and pinch players.

Midwood is clearly one of the top youngsters at that level. As it stands, United are pretty much powerless to resist and Midwood himself will find a club like City hard to turn down.

However, the club should be proud. The academy regularly produces players and with Prince Abdullah aiming for United to be self-sustainable, this is a massive bonus.

Hopefully, the Blades have put some sort of sell-on in Midwood’s deal and in years to come, United might benefit once more.

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