Manchester City will sign Rochdale forward Kwadwo Baah at the end of the season, according to reports.
The 18-year-old has scored three goals for the League One outfit this season, but is out of contract at the end of the campaign.
City are long-term admirers of Baah and tried to sign him for their academy when he was 16. Now, it looks like they will finally lure him to the Etihad Stadium.
According to The Guardian, City have reached an agreement to sign Baah in the summer.
Even though he will join them as a free agent, City will pay Rochdale a compensation fee.
The plan will then be for City to send Baah out on loan for the 2021-22 campaign. They are aiming to find a suitor for him in the Championship.
A former Crystal Palace youth product, Baah has started seven games in League One this season, making a further six appearances off the bench.
The German-born winger is now ready for a step up, and multiple sources expect him to become a City player imminently.
Baah had also been attracting interest from the likes of Rangers and Bayern Munich, but it appears he will be staying in England.
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Baah thinking of Premier League
In January, Baah told The Guardian that he saw a future for himself in the Premier League.
“I’ve matured a lot and I don’t do the stuff that I used to do when I was young,” he said. “I’m around the senior players and you have to be professional.
“It’s had a massive impact on me growing up. One day I could end up in the Premier League, you never know.”
It seems that day could be soon, although he will have to spend some time developing in the lower leagues before he can think of a City debut.
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