Manchester City now want to sign £7m sensation who has been compared to Jobe Bellingham

Manchester City is now expressing interest in signing Noel Buck from New England Revolution, a player who has drawn comparisons to Jobe Bellingham. This revelation comes from Tom Bogert of The Athletic.

So, what’s the current state of affairs regarding Manchester City’s pursuit of Noel Buck? Let’s delve into it.

What’s the story?
Currently, the 18-year-old is making a significant impact in Major League Soccer.

According to Bogert, not only Manchester City but also Arsenal is keeping an eye on Buck. Moreover, Burnley and several Bundesliga clubs are monitoring the young talent as well.

Buck, an England Under-19 international, is reportedly available for approximately £6.6 million. This follows his return to the United States after an unsuccessful trial with Tottenham.

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In addition to his impressive on-field performances, Premier League clubs are drawn to Buck because he qualifies as a homegrown player, making him eligible to represent England, thanks to his father’s nationality.

The central midfielder, hailing from Arlington, has scored three goals in 24 Major League Soccer appearances this season and provided one assist.

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Buck has also found the net once in his two appearances for the England Under-19 team.

Who is Noel Buck, the target of Manchester City?
At present, Noel Buck may not be a widely recognized name, so a comparison to a more well-known player could be helpful.

Notably, The Athletic has likened the New England Revolution’s No.29 to Jobe Bellingham, who happens to be the younger brother of Jude Bellingham.

The comparison suggests that Buck, like Sunderland’s No.7, is a “flexible” player who can operate both further forward and in a more traditional midfield role. Jobe Bellingham himself has drawn comparisons to Jude Bellingham in terms of playing style, combining exceptional athleticism with strong dribbling, solid tackling, and an eye for goal.

It’s worth keeping a close watch on this situation as Manchester City and Arsenal compete for the opportunity to sign Noel Buck.

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