Man City wrapping up deal for IFK Gothenburg junior Kevin Ackermann

IFK Gothenburg junior Kevin Ackermann is signing for Manchester City. Just 12 years of age, Ackermann and his family have decided City's academy would be the best place for his development.

IFK Gothenburg junior Kevin Ackermann is signing for Manchester City.

Just 12 years of age, Ackermann and his family have decided City's academy would be the best place for his development.

IFK academy chief Roger Gustafsson is unimpressed.

"I have not heard of clubs looking for 12 year olds in Sweden before. But the work is going in an entirely different way abroad, especially in the Premier League.

"They're betting harder and harder and taking in all younger players.

"But I do not judge anyone, this kind of opportunity may never come again. We've been in contact with City and these guys have gone over with our approval and we had a coach who was with them in England."

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