Latest: Manchester City may sign a top player from Manchester United

After finalising a deal to sign center-back Harrison Parker, Manchester City has taken one of Manchester United’s highly regarded academy prospects.
Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano claims that Manchester City, who recently finalized the signing of highly-regarded defender Harrison Parker, has acquired one of rival Manchester United’s finest players.

Man Utd 'set to lose 17-year-old wonderkid to Man City' in latest transfer  blow - Daily Star

According to reports, the Premier League champions outbid four other elite clubs to sign him. This news will likely come as a shock to United because the 17-year-old is thought to be one of the best talents in England’s junior circuit.

Simply put, players don’t switch between Manchester’s clubs. You could probably count on one hand the amount of players who changed clubs between these two. But that only applies to first-team talent; it happens much more frequently at the youth levels. Parker’s transfer from United to City has undoubtedly raised some eyebrows.

In a recent double swoop worth an estimated £1.25 million, United acquired Darren Fletcher’s twin kids, Jack and Tyler, as well as young goal-scoring machine Charlie McNeill from City for £750,000.

Parker, a center-back who joined United from Arsenal in 2021, is one of Manchester United’s prized academy stars. Parker has a tendency to cross enemy lines, thus City has now given their city rivals a taste of their own medicine.

He was moved to the Under-18s for the 2022–23 season after competing at the Under-16 level for one season. He did, however, only play once for the Under-18s last season due to a chronic injury, and after he started to recover, he began to seek for a transfer away.

United put in a lot of effort and went to great measures to stop the 17-year-old from leaving Old Trafford. They even offered the defender their “highest youth deal” in an effort to try and keep him. The Red Devils offered a sizable contractual offer, but they refused to alter their pay scale in order to accommodate requests for a greater income.

Parker declined the option to move across the city instead, and he will now continue to advance at the City Football Academy.

Parker has been a target for the Citizens all summer, and they’re finally going to get him for their expanding Elite Development Squad, from which players like Rico Lewis and Phil Foden have advanced to the first team while Romeo Lavia, Gavin Bazunu, Cole Palmer, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, and Liam Delap have recently graduated from the City academy ranks and secured moves elsewhere.

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