Manchester City is on the verge of securing a deal to sign teenage defender Harrison Parker from cross-town rivals Manchester United, according to Fabrizio Romano. With Pep Guardiola already strengthening the senior squad by signing Mateo Kovacic, there could be more incoming transfers.
Nevertheless, amidst all the transfer buzz, City is set to acquire Parker from Manchester United beating out four other top clubs in the process.
Manchester City to Secure Harrison Parker Signing
Harrison Parker, who recently turned 16, initially joined Arsenal’s academy before making the move to Manchester United in 2021. The right-footed defender had been due to become a scholar at Old Trafford this summer and already showcased his abilities by featuring for Manchester United’s U18 side last season.
Despite Manchester United offering Parker a record youth deal, City emerged as the preferred destination for the young defender. Fabrizio Romano revealed that City had beaten four other top clubs to secure Parker’s signing. The agreement is expected to be finalized soon, with Parker set to sign a long-term deal at the Etihad.
United Set to Acquire City Twins With A Familiar Name
In a twist of fate, Manchester United are forerunners to sign Jack and Tyler Fletcher, from Manchester City. Twin sons of former United midfielder Darren Fletcher. The highly regarded 16-year-olds have impressed in City’s academy. Fabrizio Romano confirmed the double swoop. He stated that the Fletcher twins’ move triggered a “domino effect” that led to Harrison Parker potentially joining Manchester City. The Fletcher twins have been with City for nine years. However, they will now make the switch to their father’s former club.
Some perceive Manchester United’s acquisition of the Fletcher twins as a “revenge” move, as their father, Darren Fletcher, is a former midfielder for United. Furthermore, he also currently serves as the club’s technical director. On the other hand, City appears to have the upper hand in securing the services of Harrison Parker. This transfer activity reflects the intense competition and rivalry between the two Manchester clubs, even at the academy level.
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