Man City sign English wonderkid

Manchester City have acquired the services of highly-rated wonderkid Liam Delap from Derby County, with the move being confirmed by the player himself on social media.

City are believed to have secured one of their transfer targets, having reportedly been monitoring Delap, who is the son of former Republic of Ireland and Stoke City throw-in specialist Rory Delap, following his performances for Derby and England's youth teams.

Delap took to his official Instagram account to announce his move to the Etihad, and in doing so, thanked Derby after bringing an end to his decade-long stay with the Rams.

"Buzzing to have signed for Man City, thanks to everyone for the 10 years I spent at Derby. Can't wait for the new season," he wrote on Instagram.

Delap, who won the Golden Boot accolade for his four goals for England U16s at the Mercedes-Benz Aegean Tournament in Turkey in January, will link up with City's academy side, the Elite Development Squad.

Derby will be compensated for the talisman, who won the U18 league title with the Rams last season.

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