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City Agree Deal For Leeds Whiz-kids

City Agree Deal For Leeds Whiz-kids




A report in yesterday`s Times Newspaper claimed that Manchester City have agreed to pay £800,000 in compensation to Leeds United after they pinched two of their promising youngsters. Daniel Swan and Louis Hutton, both 14 years old.

The Coca Cola League 1 Club were very unhappy that City had decided to "poach away" two of their most exciting prospects, but they now seem to be content with the fee that they have received. City made an initial offer of £70,000 for both the players but that was rejected swiftly.

The move took place earlier this year and was referred to the Professional Football Compensation Committee and the decision was made so that a tribunal would take place to settle the dispute.

The question will always arise as to whether clubs should be looking to sign players at such a young age. Many argue that it is too hard to judge their potential at such a early stage of their career. However you never know, these guys could turn out to be world-beaters that play regularly for their country, or they could just fade away into the background.







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Writer:bigal84
Date:Wednesday October 14 2009
Time: 8:30PM

Comments

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Aren't we supposed to have denied these claims that we have paid Leeds United £800k for this pair of kids?
Kevinho
14/10/2009 21:04:00
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man city have now joined my hate list. nothing against the fans only how the club is run. now you have money u r jusat doing what i hate about man u and chel, stealing our kids. i hope this gets banned. 14yr olds ffs disgusting. leeds got 1 of best academies in england. i guarantee we hearing nothing about these kids again.... taiwo and woods? who r they?
anpalu
15/10/2009 04:39:00
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I don't know that too many young players would be dreaming of playing league 1 for Leeds.
bluesnozza
15/10/2009 06:20:00
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No problem with kids being bought from Academies, by any club, just so long as the fee paid, is the correct amount. There should be a system in place that deals with this and only this, as soon as an interest is lodged for a player(s).
BlueWolfie
15/10/2009 07:56:00
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Anpalu, your club has been hated for years. Its cynical football of the sixties to the attacking of disabled supporters, children, women and town centres of the 80s. I am actually proud you don't like us, i would be squirming if you approved of us.
EddieBell
15/10/2009 12:26:00
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