Manchester City have announced the signing of Fulham youngster Patrick Roberts.
The 18-year-old wonderkid, who plays as a second striker or right winger, is widely regarded as one of the best young talents in England and had been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea.
But City confirmed on Sunday that they had won the hotly-contested race for his signature.
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Roberts made 22 first-team appearances for Fulham and had a year left on his contract at Craven Cottage, but handed in a transfer request on Saturday to force through the move.
The Citizens have reported the fee as undisclosed, but suggestions are claiming that they have agreed to pay £11m for Roberts, who becomes their third English signing of the summer.
Manuel Pellegrini has already added £49m forward Raheem Sterling from Liverpool and Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph to his squad as he looks to improve his home-grown quota.