Sheffield United win battle to sign Man City wonderkid James McAtee on loan - Fabrizio Romano
Sheffield United reportedly reached an agreement for Man City wonderkid James McAtee to join Sheffield United on loan, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The teenage starlet has been one of the most sought-after talents this transfer window with a host of clubs being reportedly interested in acquiring his services.
However, it now seems that the Blades have won the race for the playmaker, who will join the club on a season-long loan. [Fabrizio Romano]
Romano said: “Manchester City have completed full agreement with Sheffield United for James McAteet on a season-long loan.
“Sheffield United are set to announce McAtee as a new signing this week.”
Great move for Sheffield United
The Blades are one of the favourites to gain promotion from the Championship this season and adding McAtee to their ranks only increases these chances.
The teenager has already shown that youth football is now beneath him, evidently shown by his absurd record of 68 goals and assists in 85 games for the Citizen’s various youth teams.
However, the time has come for him to convert his talent to senior football and he has chosen a great place to nurture his talent.
In McAtee, Sheffield United are signing one of the most promising players in the Premier League, and a player who has the quality to make a big impact in high-leverage moments.
The 19-year-old has the perfect blend of agility and technical quality, knows the precise moment to release the ball, and has excellent passing technique to execute these elegant through balls.
No wonder he has been labelled the new David Silva, and Sheffield United fans should be very excited with the player they are about to sign.
If given the right atmosphere and home to grow as a player at Bramall Lane, he could become a hugely important player for the promotion-hopefuls and will very quickly put the league on notice.
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