According to a report, Manchester City are close to sealing a deal for 16-year-old Kilmarnock talent Liam Smith (Scottish Daily Mail, page 109, 18/10/19).

The report claims that a number of clubs are after the Killie prodigy. It is City though who are edging towards a deal.

Pep Guardiola’s side are reportedly lining up a deal for Kilmarnock youngster Smith (Photo by Manchester City FC/Manchester City FC via Getty Images).

Kilmarnock want to get Smith signed up on a longer contract so that they don’t lose him for £200,000 in compensation.

Smith managed to put himself in the limelight by scoring for the Scotland U16s side in March.

Smith must be a talent if Manchester City are interested

To most Scottish football fans, Smith will be an unknown quantity. Those who have seen the winger rise through the ranks at Killie must know they have a player on their hands.

A star in the making. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He hasn’t made any inroads into Angelo Alessio’s first-team yet, but with his potential catching the attention from the likes of City, an appearance can’t be far off.

Smith isn’t the only Scottish youngster City want according to the report. They are seemingly lining up a £1.5 million pound move for Hearts’ Aaron Hickey as they look likely to bolster their youth ranks.

With City seemingly lining up their young star, Killie will be keen to hold onto Smith long enough for him to make the breakthrough at Rugby Park.

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