According to a recent report by the Telegraph, Manchester City have won the chase to secure the services of Kane Taylor after they agreed on a compensation fee of £129,000 with Aston Villa (under the Elite Player Performance Plan tariffs) for their former academy midfielder. The same source has also mentioned that the Citizens beat stiff competition from Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United to land the 14-year-old whizkid in this off-season.
What’s Next For Kane Taylor?
Taylor is one of the brightest young talents coming out of English football, so Pep Guardiola’s side has done well to recruit him during this ongoing summer transfer window. He is blessed with a terrific left foot and has won a lot of plaudits for his impressive performances in midfield for the Villans academy in recent seasons.
The teenage prospect is expected to link up with Man City’s Under-16 squad for the upcoming campaign. There is no doubt that Taylor will a good signing for the Citizens as he fits in well with the club’s policy of investing in the youth.
The Premier League champions have got one of the best modern-day academies in world football. Therefore, the 14-year-old midfield ace should be relishing the chance to prove his worth for an elite club like Man City next season.
Taylor has followed in the footsteps of Daniel Ogwuru and Darko Gyabi after the young duo joined the Sky Blues from the Bolton Wanderers academy and Millwall academy respectively last summer. He would now get a chance to test himself against the best players of his age in English football.
Is Taylor A Prospect For The Future?
At such a young age, Taylor’s incredible potential is there for everyone to see. However, he would need to work hard if he wants to be a success story at the Etihad Stadium. The recent emergence of Phil Foden in Guardiola’s senior squad suggests that the Spanish manager is willing to give some of his young players a chance if they are good enough to make an impact at the highest level.
Thus, Taylor would be wise to concentrate on improving his game over the next few years so that he stands a chance to play for Guardiola at the Etihad someday. All in all, he is undeniably a prospect for the future and could turn out to be another excellent piece of business for Man City in the long-run.