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Swindon Town's Alex Henshall to join Manchester City

Alex Henshall
Henshall has had interest from a number of Premier League clubs

Swindon Town teenager Alex Henshall has agreed a move to Premier League side Manchester City.

The 16-year-old winger, who is part of the England youth set up, has been at the County Ground for eight years and joins for an undisclosed fee.

Swindon chairman Andrew Fitton told BBC Wiltshire: "They have come up with a deal which is good for all parties.

"We like the set up at Manchester City and the Henshall family decided its a good place to go."

Henshall made two appearances on the bench for Swindon last season.

"We've been approached by a number of Premiership sides and that includes a discussion with Liverpool," said Fitton.

"One of the things you have to do is look at what's best for the player."

Fitton hopes the forged link between the clubs could see Henshall return to Wiltshire in the future along with other City squad members.

"Part of the deal is an understanding about what we might do together in the future and a first refusal on him coming out on loan to us.

"He's a special talent but he's also young so he's got a lot of learning to do.

"I don't think anybody should heap too much pressure on him yet because we've seen before young players who are very special sometimes don't make it all the way."



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