Manchester City complete signing of Dutch sensation Mikki van Sas from Utrecht

Manchester City complete signing of Dutch sensation Mikki van Sas from Utrecht

- Manchester City have added Dutch star, Mikki van Sas, into their academy for next season

- The 16-year-old represented the Dutch U17 national team at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil

- Utrecht released a statement confirming the goalkeeper will be joining the Etihad outfit

Manchester City have sealed the deal for highly-rated Dutch U17 international Mikki van Sas from Eredivisie side Utrecht.

The 16-year-old helped the Netherlands to a fourth-place finish at the FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil 2019.

Sas has now secured a deal with Utrecht confirming that the youngster is joining the Etihad outfit in the summer.

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Manchester City complete signing of Dutch sensation who Mikki van Sas from Utrecht

Manchester City have completed the signing of Mikki van Sas as the player will join their academy in the summer. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Utrecht’s technical director, Jordy Zuidam, told the club’s official website when confirming a deal with City: “We say goodbye to Mikki with mixed feelings.

“On the one hand, we regret that Mikki, an incredibly talented goalkeeper, leaves our academy. We would of course have liked to see Mikki shine in the Galgenwaard Stadium, which is what we train for.

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“On the other hand, Mikki said that he really wanted to make this move and we also see his transfer to Manchester City as a compliment to our youth academy. This transition confirms the elevated level of the academy.

“We have reached an agreement with Manchester City on the transfer terms and all parties are satisfied. We wish Mikki every success in England.”

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