MANCHESTER CITY have looked towards the future with their latest signing, teenage sensation Nabil Touaizi.
Pep Guardiola has splashed £300,000 on the 15-year-old forward after sending club executives to Spain to check on the youngster.
Touaizi – a Moroccan-born Spain Under-16 international – has been monitored by the club all month regarding a transfer.
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Club sporting director Txiki Begiristain visited his friend and Valencia counterpart Jose Ramon Alexanko a fortnight ago regarding the deal.
And now it would appear City have got their man as they look to a future beyond Sergio Aguero and Co up front.
It’s not the first youngster City have bought recently, having already dipped into their pockets to bring 13-year-old Southend defender Finley Burns to the Etihad for £175,000.
City also welcomed 19-year-old Gabriel Jesus to the club in January.
Valencia are unhappy to see their star youngster leave, but are struggling financially, knowing they need to sell in order to fend off rising debt.
Touaizi is said to be an athletic striker with a good technique and a great eye for goal to boot, netting 70 goals in just two years at the club.
Guardiola and Co had also been looked at Touaizi’s team-mate Kangin Lee, but opted for the Spanish youngster based on his prolific youth goal-scoring nature.