Manchester City have agreed a fee with Leeds United for wonderkid Finlay Gorman according to a report from the Athletic. The Leeds academy starlet is considered a generational talent and City has moved quickly to secure Gorman’s signature.
Phil Hay and Sam Lee of the Athletic report that Manchester City and Leeds have agreed a fee for the youngster. They add that the fee is believed to be a seven-figure fee which would become a British record for a player at that age. Furthermore, they add that while the deal isn’t complete there is an expectation that it is only a matter of time before it is completed.
Finlay Gorman is already an England under-16 international. He picked up his first England under-16 cap as a fourteen-year-old. Gorman also holds the record as the youngest player to score twice in a Premier League Under-18 game. He was aged 14 and 236 days when he achieved the feat.
The Leeds United starlet primarily plays as an attacking midfielder. He has an innate ability to find space and create for his teammates. Gorman can also dictate games and has an eye for a goal. In the clip below there are shades of Manchester City academy poster boy Phil Foden in his playing style.
🌟 Manchester City have reportedly agreed a seven-figure fee for 15 year-old Leeds United starlet, Finley Gorman.
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) November 13, 2023
With Manchester City and Leeds United having agreed on a fee for Gorman it appears only a matter of time before one of England’s brightest young talents joins the City Academy set-up.