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Man City swooping for Kilmarnock prospect Liam Smith

Manchester City are swooping for Kilmarnock prospect Liam Smith.

The Manchester Evening News says City are expected to complete the signing of Kilmarnock youngster Smith for £200,000.

Pep Guardiola is not planning a busy January window for the first team but the club are busy recruiting for the future, with Smith coming in to join the Elite Development Squad.

The 17-year-old winger attracted the interest of a number of clubs over the last year including Liverpool and Rangers. Despite not making his senior debut, he impressed the Blues enough for them to convince him of a move and strike a deal with the Scottish club.

Smith's arrival is the latest in a string of signings aimed to bolster competition in the academy; Oscar Bobb, Samuel Edozie, Oscar Tarensi and Liam Delap all joined the club last summer.


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