Man City set to land Adria Bernabe from Barcelona academy

Man City set to land Adria Bernabe from Barcelona academy

- Man City are set to sign Barcelona youngster Adria Bernabe

- A deal has reportedly been agreed for 16-year-old star

- Guardiola is the first Spanish manager to win the Premier League

Manchester City have reportedly agreed to sign Barcelona academy star Adria Bernabe in the summer.

Spanish journalist Albert Roge claimed the 16-year-old has agreed a pre-contract with the Manchester based club.

Another journalist Gerard Romero later added that the Citizens will pay only Bernabe's training fees till his deal runs out at the end of the season.

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Nou Camp chiefs will be bitterly disappointed to lose Bernabe after grooming the young lad from their Catalan rivals Espanyol.

Former Barcelona director of football, Txiki Begiristain, who is now City's employee is working behind the scenes to develop their own academy.

The Etihad outfit are investing heavily in facilities and bringing in young talent from all over Europe with the hope of rivaling Barca's famous La Masia complex.

Pep Guardiola has a proven track record for bringing through homegrown stars including Tosin Adarabioyo, Brahim Diaz, Phil Foden and Oleksandar Zinchenko.

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Kevin De Bruyne is urging Guardiola to stay and build a legacy at the Etihad with just one year left on Guardiola's deal at the Etihad.

He said: “What we want to do now is continue playing the way we have this season and become even stronger.

“The manager is a big part of that and hopefully these can be his first trophies of many here at City. Everyone knows he is one of the best coaches in the world.

“To achieve what he has achieved in the game is special and to be part of a group of players led by him can only help us to keep developing. He came in two years ago and changed the way we play.

“That obviously takes time to adapt to but we’ve developed together and this season is a reward for all that work.”

The Citizens were crowned champions of the Premier League following Manchester United's embarassing 1-0 loss to relegation-threatened West Brom at Old Trafford.

Guardiola has now set the record as the first Spanish manager to win the Premier League.

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