Manchester City have secured the services of Kilmarnock youngster Liam Smith according to a report (Daily Mail).

The 17-year-old has long been touted with a move away from Rugby Park. Manchester City’s name kept cropping up and they have seemingly been interested in the youngster for a lengthy period of time.

Smith will sign for Manchester City. (Photo by Manchester City FC/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

They’ve now got their youngster according to the report.

Smith will go to Manchester City for £200k

Smith will move from Ayrshire to Manchester for a reported fee of £200K. He put pen to paper on a four-year deal with the current English champions on Friday.

There was interest from clubs like Liverpool and Rangers too. The Killie academy kid though has opted for Pep Guardiola’s side and will now prepare for a big jump in quality.

Smith will link up with Guardiola. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

It’ll be a scholarship deal Smith will work under initially, but a three-year pro contract will come into effect in the summer. Kilmarnock battled hard to keep him in the SPFL but Smith has opted for England.

Smith joins fellow Scottish starlet Lewis Fiorini at the Etihad. The 17-year-old will be one to keep an eye on over the next few years.

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