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Man Utd, Man City target Luke Matheson signs Rochdale pro terms

Rochdale teenager Luke Matheson has signed pro terms.

The defender has already had plenty of highs in his short career - scoring against Manchester United at Old Trafford in September being a highlight.

"It honestly is a dream come true. I've played football all my life and I can't remember not having a ball at my feet, so I can't put into words how happy I am to finally be a professional footballer," he told rochdaleafc.co.uk.

"It's every little boy's dream, and I'm so lucky and thankful for the opportunities that Rochdale have given me in the time I've been here.

"It's the only club I've ever been at. They scouted me when I was nine years old and they're still giving me opportunities when I'm 17 years old. I can't thank the club enough, they've been amazing."

United and Manchester City are following the youngster's progress.

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