According to journalist Richard Cawley, Manchester City have agreed a six figure compensation deal with Millwall for 16-year-old winger Samuel Edozie.

It is believed that there has also been interest from Chelsea but the Premier League champions will pay a sum that could go over the £1 million mark with potential add-ons.

The Lions had made the attempt to have the youngster sign scholarship terms but that has not happened as a result of the interest from Manchester City, although they are set to receive a very healthy amount for the wide man.

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This is not the first time that City have taken one of Millwall’s youngster’s, after they agreed a compensation deal for Darko Gyabi, who was just 14 at the time, back in November.

Both of these youngsters have left the London club before making a first team appearance at The Den, whilst the potential is clearly there to attract the Manchester club, who completed the domestic treble in the 2018/19 campaign.

Neil Harris will be hoping that the money Millwall are to receive from City for Edozie will help aid his summer transfer window as they look to improve on last season’s Championship display, in which they finished just one place outside of the relegation zone.

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One of his top priorities at the moment will be a new man in between the sticks, after goalkeeper David Martin made a surprise move to rivals West Ham, as well as losing Ben Amos after his recent loan spell, whilst Jordan Archer’s contract is coming to an end.

 


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