Man City complete signing of Man Utd wonderkid

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
  • Updated: 3 Oct 2023 17:41 BST
  • 4 min read
Pep Guardiola, Man City
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Manchester City have completed the signing of Manchester United youngster Harrison Parker.

Parker, 17, is one of the brightest young talents in English football right now, and he rejected a contract extension at Old Trafford to join their fierce rivals Man City.

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The move has been confirmed by Fabrizio Romano, who posted on Twitter (X): "Manchester City completed deal to sign talented CB Harrison Parker from Man United.

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"City have beaten four top clubs to the signing, it has been sealed today. One more for #MCFC ambitious Academy project."

News of the move was first reported back in July when Romano posted on Twitter: “Manchester City are close to reaching an agreement with Manchester United for top talented CB Harrison Parker.

“City have beaten four top clubs to the signing - agreement is close despite Man Utd offering [the] highest youth deal to keep Parker.”

The transfer expert then quote tweeted that post on September 22 with a green tick emoji before following up with another tweet to confirm the news.

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He reported: “Manchester City will formally complete both Divine Mukasa and Harrison Parker deals today - documents being signed, then time to announce.

“Parker joins from Man United, exclusive news confirmed - Mukasa joins from West Ham. Two more for their ambitious Academy.”

Jeremy Doku joined Man City this summer
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Parker has now signed his Man City contract and will link up with the club's academy side.

While Man City have strengthened with the additions of Mukasa and Parker, they lost both Jack and Tyler Fletcher to Man Utd earlier this summer.

The Fletcher twins are the sons of former Red Devils star Darren Fletcher and they have joined Man Utd’s U18 team.

Man City’s summer business

Mukasa and Parker have become the latest two additions to Man City’s squad, although they will link up with the academy side first.

In regards to the first-team, Guardiola spent €241.9 million during the summer transfer window, with four new arrivals coming through the door at the Etihad.

Josko Gvardiol was the most expensive at €90m, while Matheus Nunes (€62m), Jeremy Doku (€60m) and Mateo Kovacic (€29.1m) also joined.

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