Manchester City starlet Buckley-Ricketts set for Oxford loan

Isaac Buckley-Ricketts of England in action during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship Final between England and Portugal on July 15, 2017 in Gori, Georgia.

HITC Sport understands Manchester City youngster agrees League One loan move

Isaac Buckley-Ricketts of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their second goal during the FA Youth Cup Semi Final, First Leg match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the City...Isaac Buckley-Ricketts of Manchester City 

Manchester City youngster Isaac Buckley-Ricketts is set to join Oxford United on loan, HITC Sport understands.

Buckley-Ricketts spent the first half of this season on loan at Dutch club FC Twente, but his season-long loan deal was cancelled and he was recalled earlier this month as he has not played as much as City chiefs would have liked.

The 19-year-old made only six appearances in Eredivisie during his spell at Twente and none of those were starts for Buckley-Ricketts.

City were keen to send Buckley-Ricketts out on loan for the second half of this season so that he could get regular first-team action under his belt to help his development.

Isaac Buckley-Ricketts of England in action during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship Final between England and Portugal on July 15, 2017 in Gori, Georgia.

A number of clubs have expressed an interest in the England Under-20 international but League One Oxford have won the race for his signature.

Buckley-Ricketts is highly-regarded at City having joined the club at the age of 13 and worked his way up the ranks.

The skilful attacker was a member of the England Under-19s squad that won last summer's European Championships for the first time in their history.

Buckley-Ricketts, who is under contract at City until 2019, has yet to make his first-team debut for the club, but City's hierarchy have high hopes for the teenager in the future.

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