Manchester City has signed midfielder Patrick Roberts from Fulham.
The fee is believed to be around £12m, making Roberts City’s third English acquisition over the last week, following the arrival of Raheem Sterling from Liverpool and Fabian Delph from Aston Villa.
Roberts had one year left on his contract at Fulham and boss Kit Symons insisted he had been hoping to cling on to their star man.
“We want to keep all our best players and build for the future but there comes a point where that becomes very difficult,” he said.
“You have to do what’s right for the football club. It’s progressing it’s fair to say. He’s in serious talks so we’ll have to wait and see.
“It’s a shame to lose one of our bright young talents but I need to have people that are committed and want to play for the football club.”
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