City set to land starlet

Image: Hicham: Talented teenager set for City

Skysports.com understands Manchester City are poised to win the race for Hicham Khaloua.

Hicham links up with Man City in Germany

Skysports.com understands Manchester City are poised to win the race for Hicham Khaloua. The 16-year-old striker is currently with Spanish second division side FC Cartagena, where he has excelled in their youth side. He was set to be promoted to the first-team squad this season, but he looks like he will be moving on as Spain and England's top clubs battle for his signature. Real Madrid, Barcelona and the big-spending Malaga were chasing him, but a move to the Premier League always appeared more likely. Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool were all keen - but City have moved to the front of the queue after he accepted an invitation to train with them. Now he has linked up with City's academy squad, which is currently in Germany, with a view to finalising a move. Skysports.com understands that the player is now with City and they have already been impressed with what they have seen as they look set to tie up his signature.

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