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Twente chief Van Leeuwen hails Man City youngster Smith: Very, very big impact

Manchester City midfielder Matthew Smith is winning great praise for his form at loan club Twente.

Smith has been called into the senior Wales squad this week.

Twente technical director Ted van Leeuwen stated, "Matthew is a gift... I called him a present from Manchester City to us."

“Actually it's a league that if you want to go up - like in all second leagues - you do that with 28 to 30-year-olds.

“Matthew was 18 when he arrived, but he plays like a very mature player. His impact has been very, very big."

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