Manchester City have reportedly agreed on a deal to sign Welsh under-17 international Lewys Benjamin from Cardiff city.
According to the reliable Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Lewys Benjamin is set to join Premier League champions Manchester City today. And the two parties are currently finalising the medical tests and the paperwork.
The Wales under-17 international is highly rated around the United Kingdom. And a number of high-profile clubs have been keen on securing his services. However, Manchester City have decided to swoop in and secure his services this month.
Benjamin will be a future investment for the Premier League giants, and he is expected to join up with the club’s youth team. The highly-talented goalkeeper will be looking to continue his development with regular football at the youth level for now, and he will hope to force his way into the first-team setup in the coming seasons.
Pep Guardiola has shown a willingness to give talented young players the opportunity to prove themselves for the first team. And Benjamin will fancy his chances of showcasing his quality at the highest level in the near future.
Manchester City are set to sign U16 top talent goalkeeper Lewys Benjamin from Cardiff City 🔵🏴 #MCFC
Lewys, Wales U17 international — will join Manchester City in the summer as paperwork signed, medical tests now taking place. Big talent for City, many top UK clubs wanted him. pic.twitter.com/mCVpkxYm30
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2023
The Welsh under-17 international is a prodigious talent with a big future ahead of him. It will be interesting to see if he can fulfil his potential with the Premier League club in the coming seasons.
Manchester City have laid down an impressive pathway for young talents to develop into established first-team stars. And Benjamin will be hoping to benefit from the structure in place at the Premier League club.
Apart from signing quality first-team players, Manchester City have shown a willingness to invest in top young talents. And the transfer of Benjamin further outlines the fact that Manchester City are looking to build a squad for the future and put together a formidable pool of young talent at the club.
Working with a number of elite talents at Manchester City will certainly accelerate Benjamin’s development and he will be hoping to benefit from the coaching of a world-class manager like Pep Guardiola. It will be interesting to see if he gets a chance to play for the first-team in the cup games. Meanwhile, Manchester City will likely see Joao Cancelo join Bayern Munich today.
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