Bristol City land another non-league gem

A general view of the new stand at Ashton Gate before the match

HITC Sport understands Shabazz Omefe is set to join the Robins.

Bristol City manager Lee JohnsonBristol City manager Lee Johnson

Bristol City have lined up a deal for non-league starlet Shabazz Omefe, HITC Sport understands.

The 19-year-old has been handed a short-term deal after impressing during a previous trial spell.

Omefe began playing as a youth with a number of clubs including Chelsea, but after failing to progress he drifted out of football before being picked up by the Aspire Academy - who help young footballers.

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson celebrates at the end of the match with Marlon PackBristol City manager Lee Johnson celebrates at the end of the match with Marlon Pack

He finished last season playing a couple of games for non-league Walton and Hersrham but he will start next season in the pro-ranks with City.

Omefe is a majestic central midfielder, and The Robins' youth staff have very high hopes for him.

A general view of the new stand at Ashton Gate before the matchA general view of the new stand at Ashton Gate before the match

City have been keeping a close tab on non-league prospects and last season picked up another Aspire product in the shape of Shawn McCoulsky.

Omefe is set to start pre-season with the youth set-up at Ashton Gate but hopes are high he will soon step-up to Lee Johnson's first-team squad.

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