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Man City chief Txiki insists they'll target local talent

Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain insists they're serious about finding local talent.

The likes of Gabriel Jesus, Marlos Moreno and Oleksandr Zinchenko have been signed by City this summer.

Txiki told City's website: "Our global network of scouts are working continuously to identify and recruit the best young talent on the planet to develop with our methodology and coaching here in Manchester.

"Equally important to us is bringing in the best local talent from here in Manchester - we have a clear idea on how we want our young players to play and so we identify footballers who we believe can play in this style, no matter where they're from.

"It's been a really exciting summer for us, bringing in the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Marlos Moreno, Leroy Sane and Oleksandr Zinchenko, who we believe are some of the world's best young players in their positions, as well as seeing our academy develop talents like Tosin Adarabioyo, Angelino, Pablo Maffeo (and) Angus Gunn to step up and look at home around the first-team setup."

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