The star of Man City’s youth development programme is undoubtedly Phil Foden, however, there is a raft of other talented players with the academy with bright futures.
Patrick Roberts has been at Man City for five years. Ever since he was 17 when he made the move up the M6 from Fulham. He’s only made three senior appearances but is well regarded amongst those who know.
He’s heading to newly promoted Norwich City, who announced his arrival as if he was a love island contestant, seriously, check out their Twitter it’s marvellously cheesy. At Carrow Road, he will be getting the game time he needs, and at 22 this will be make or break for his Man City and personal career.
He’s hugely well regarded by the coaches at both clubs and, already seems to have a good relationship with the Norwich team, having reportedly taken this job over a number of other offers made available to him.
Having cut his teeth under a brilliant coaching programme. He has an excellent chance to practice what he has learnt, with some more time on the pitch in one of the best leagues in the world.
Hopefully, after a year on loan at Norwich, the experience he will have had to play against the likes of the Manchester clubs, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham to name but a few. He will come back to City a valuable and more rounded asset and hopefully get a bit of game time at the Etihad for the home side.
Man City fans, what do you make of Roberts?