Belgian chosen best Under-18 footballer in the world, five UK wonderkids make the top 50

According to Goal‘s 37 international editions, Youri Tielemans is the best Under-18 footballer in the world, with five wonderkids from the UK making the list of 50. The sports news website took a look at all players who were born after January 20, 1997. Anderlecht’s Tielemans comes out as the best in the world, with Goal being very clear on why he’s their top gun: “He may only be 18 but to describe Youri Tielemans as a promising player would actually be offensive. The Belgian is already the real deal.…

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Liverpool gossip: World Cup winner linked, while striker set for medical

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Liverpool: The Reds are planning an audacious bid for Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze, who reportedly wants to leave the Allianz Arena, according to the Metro. The World Cup winner is valued at £49.6m, which may tempt the Merseyside outfit as they received £49m for Raheem Sterling. Meanwhile, Christian Benteke will undergo his medical later this afternoon ahead of his move from Aston Villa, Sky Sports reports. The Belgian will move to Merseyside for £32.5m. Despite Benteke’s arrival, Brendan Rodgers remains keen on…

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Manchester City confirm the signing of starlet striker Patrick Roberts

Manchester City have announced the arrival of highly-rated teenage striker Patrick Roberts. Manchester City are delighted to announce the signing of @patrick7roberts from @FulhamFC. #mcfc pic.twitter.com/Gg9pm7Kh7S — Manchester City FC (@MCFC) July 19, 2015 The 18-year-old’s arrival follows hot on the heels of the signings of fellow English players Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph, who both joined the club last week. City’s need to more homegrown players has been well documented and they have bolstered their ranks with three in the space of seven days. The Daily Mail claim that…

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Manchester City to follow Fabian Delph deal with £11m move for Fulham prospect

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Manchester City look set to follow up the signing of Fabian Delph, by completing a £11m move for Fulham wonderkid Patrick Roberts. According to the Telegraph, the deal will involve the London side pocketing £5m initially, with another £6m heading their way in add-ons. While the 18-year-old is highly thought of at Craven Cottage, and would probably have been an important part of Kit Symons’ plans as he tries to help his incredibly young and inexperienced side back into the Premier League, the deal represents a major gamble, especially given…

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Chelsea gossip: Pedro deal AGREED, but striker set for quick exit

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Chelsea: The Blues are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Barcelona winger Pedro, according to the Metro. Chelsea have supposedly triggered the 27-year-old’s £22m release clause, and have offered the Spain international a four-year deal. Loic Remy may be on his way out of Stamford Bridge however, with the Daily Express reporting that he is close to joining Crystal Palace. The arrival of Radamel Falcao has made his chances of first-team football look even more slim than they were last year.…

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Manchester City planning bid for £10m Championship starlet

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Manchester City will look to freshen up their ageing squad by making a summer bid for Fulham prospect Patrick Roberts, who the Cottagers value at £10m. READ MORE: Manchester City News and Goals According to the Daily Mail, the move is also motivated by City’s desire to boost their number of homegrown players, having watched both James Milner and Frank Lampard leave the club this summer. However, Kit Symons is keen to hold onto the winger, with the Mail reporting that the Championship side have offered him a new contract…

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