Man City ‘on brink of signing Cardiff City wonderkid Lewys Benjamin, 17, with Wales ace rejecting Premier League rivals’
MANCHESTER CITY are set to sign Cardiff City starlet Lewys Benjamin, reports suggest.
Benjamin, 17, is set to undergo a medical before putting pen to paper with City where he will play as the academy goalkeeper.
Manchester City are set to sign Cardiff starlet Lewys BenjaminPA
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the Wales Under-17 international was targeted by a host of Premier League clubs.
But Cardiff‘s teenage sensation ultimately opted for the “Man City project”.
Romano tweeted: “Cardiff City talent Lewys Benjamin, undergoing medical tests and now set to sign with Manchester City as new Academy goalkeeper.
“Wales U17 international, Benjamin was in the list of many UK clubs but he said yes to Man City project.”
City manager Pep Guardiola has been bringing various young talents to the club lately.
Guardiola has also been calling a few up to the senior squad this season.
Cole Palmer and Rico Lewis are among the Citizens’ most successful academy graduates so far.
Palmer has amassed a total of 17 appearances across all competitions this season.
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Lewis has been enjoying quite a breakthrough season under Guardiola.
The right-back has even scored one goal in all of his 15 appearances.
In fact, the England Under-19 international became City’s youngest ever Champions League scorer with a goal in the 3-1 victory over Sevilla during his full debut in the competition.
Guardiola has also been picking the 18-year-old ahead of Kyle Walker and the departed Joao Cancelo, who joined Bayern Munich.