Man City add Dutch youngster to their defence

Manchester City have announced the signing of Holland youth international defender Philippe Sandler.

The 21-year-old has moved to the Premier League champions from PEC Zwolle, having initially come through the ranks of the Ajax academy.

Sandler is a centre-back who has also had experience of playing in a deep midfield role.

City confirmed the signing with a short statement on their official website on Tuesday afternoon.

An Under-20 international, Sandler is likely to be seen as a prospect for the future at the Etihad Stadium.

Shortly after confirming their latest acquisition, City also announced the departure of midfielder Bersant Celina to Swansea.


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