Friday, 9 March 2012

Rumour Mill: City Add Another Belgian?

Insanely short post today, but potentially an interesting one as it appears another youngster has joined the ranks.  According to the Daily Mail we have completed the signing of a 15 year old Belgian defender, so yes I think you can definitely assume this is one of the future.

Information is scarce on Mathias Bossaerts who is currently at the academy of Anderlecht, but a little digging online revealed these quotes from the Belgian Under 16 coach Bob Browaeys:

“He is one of the biggest talents from his generation....He resembles Vincent Kompany, he is a physically strong and modern defender. I’m not surprised that a club as Manchester City is interested in him.”

Clearly any player likened to Vincent Kompany has a lot to live upto, but if he can develop as expected he could be an excellent addition and will only strengthen us going forward.  With compatriots Boyata and the City captain already on the books he should fit in without any trouble.

We are blessed with several good young defenders, with Dutch starlet Karim Rekik, who arrived last Summer, impressing and midlands boy Reece Wabara close to the first team squad things are looking pretty good in that department, and obviously with FFP in mind this recruitment of young talent is essential to our continued growth as a club.

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