A teenage West Ham player has opted to join another English team.
Fabrizio Romano, a football transfer expert, has confirmed details of a major transfer update involving the departure of a West Ham prospect.
The Hammers return to European action tonight against Backa Topola in their Europa League debut, and they are eager to improve on their Conference League success from last season.
The early stages of the Europa League are frequently viewed as an opportunity for clubs to bring in young players for valuable experience, but England U17 midfielder Destiny Mukasa has completed a move to a Premier League competitor.
Mukasa is a skilled 16-year-old midfielder who plays in a center slot directly behind the striker. He thrived on a young Hammers team that won the U18 Premier League South with 19 wins in 22 games.
Mukasa has been without a club for ten weeks and has been linked with a variety of clubs, including Newcastle and Rangers.
Mukasa was invited to Tyneside earlier this week, according to NewcastleWorld, for a tour of St. James’ Park and their training facilities.
However, the teenager has chosen a different path in his career, and according to transfer guru Romano, Man City have won the race for the England U17 midfielder.
“Manchester City poised to sign talented England U17 midfielder Divine Mukasda from West Ham – here we go, confirmed,” Romano tweeted on Wednesday, September 20.
“Long-term agreement reached; formalized in the next 48 hours.” City continue to pursue top players, as their Academy remains an important element of the club’s project.”