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WE PICK OUT THE BEST YOUNG PLAY­ERS AT MANCH­ESTER CITY

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KELECHI IHEANACHO

Still just 19 but the most ex­pe­ri­enced young­ster at the club, the Nige­rian striker (pic­tured) scored eight league goals last sea­son. A nat­u­ral fin­isher who can also drop deep to link the play, Iheanacho will miss the Olympic Games in or­der to have a full pre-sea­son with City.

BRAHIM DIAZ

A fleet-footed at­tack­ing mid­fielder, Diaz is seen as the jewel in City’s academy. The 16-yearold Spa­niard starred in City’s FA Youth Cup and the UEFA Youth League cam­paigns and scored three goals as Spain reached the fi­nal of the U17 Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships. Has bril­liant in­di­vid­ual skill and bags of abil­ity.

TOSIN ADARABIOYO

A ball-play­ing cen­tre­back and nat­u­ral leader, the 18-year-old stands at an im­pos­ing 6ft 4ins and has rep­re­sented Eng­land at ev­ery age level from U16s to U19s. With City strug­gling last sea­son in de­fence, Adarabioyo may be handed a chance to im­press this sea­son un­der Guardi­ola.

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