Man City close in on third Englishman in £11 million deal

Manchester City’s resolve to bolster their squad with English players is set to take another step in the right direction, with an £11 million move for Fulham’s Patrick Roberts close to completion according to The Telegraph.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men were struggling to meet the homegrown quotas ahead of next season and as such have agreed deals to bring Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph to the Etihad Stadium.

The next in the big-spending outfit’s crosshairs in Roberts, who is widely acknowledged as one of the brightest young English players around.

The Fulham forward has only made 22 first-team appearances for the London club however the starlet has starred for his nation at age-grade level and shown his considerable ability.

Roberts is said to be ready to undertake a medical with City after the clubs agreed a £5 million fee, which includes £6 million in add-ons dependant on Roberts’ performances.