Report: Manchester City beat Tottenham Hotspur to Ben Knight signing

General view of the sunset behind the Wembley Arch during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on April 14, 2018 in London, England.

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City reportedly want Ipswich Town youngster Ben Knight in the summer transfer window.

General view of the sunset behind the Wembley Arch during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on April 14, 2018 in London, England.

According to The Telegraph, Manchester City have beaten Tottenham Hotspur to the signature of Ipswich Town youngster Ben Knight.

It has been reported that City will pay £700,000 for the 16-year-old Ipswich talent with further add-ons depending on how far he progresses at the Citizens.

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The deal will be finalised next week, according to the report, which also claims of Tottenham’s interest in the forward.

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Swansea City at Etihad Stadium on April 22, 2018 in Manchester, England.

The Telegraph has reported that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was part of the Spurs delegation trying to persuade Knight and his family to choose them, but the youngster has chosen City instead.

Talented youngster

Knight is a very talented and promising young forward, and the 16-year-old has a bright future ahead of him.

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The youngster will not be ready for the City first team for a few more years at least, but he will be taught by some of the best coaches at the Citizens.

One should not be surprised if in the future Knight establishes himself as a key figure for City, and one suspects that Tottenham will be disappointed to have missed out on him.

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