Manchester City teenage sensation James McAtee joins Sheffield United on a season-long mortgage deal after the likes of Bournemouth, Leeds and Nottingham Forest expressed curiosity
- Championship facet Sheffield United have signed James McAtee on mortgage
- Bournemouth, Leeds and Bournemouth have been additionally within the race for the teen
- The 20-year-old made six appearances for Pep Guardiola’s facet final season
- The Blades are hoping McAtee will make an identical impression to Morgan Gibbs-White
Manchester City midfielder James McAtee has joined Sheffield United on a season-long mortgage deal.
The Championship facet, have introduced the highly-rated teen to Bramall Lane, after making a suggestion on Monday.
McAtee was additionally the topic of curiosity from Premier League trio Bournemouth, Leeds and Nottingham Forest, whereas LaLiga facet Villarreal had additionally surprisingly proven curiosity within the teen.
Sheffield United have signed James McAtee on a season-long mortgage from Manchester City
McAtee advised Sheffield United’s official web site: ‘I’m trying ahead to the problem, I’ve been constructing as much as a mortgage for a couple of years now and I feel I’m prepared.
‘The manner Sheffield United play fits me and hopefully I might help with inventive choices. Manchester City are clearly pleased with the membership, they need me to get some recreation time and expertise.’
McAtee might make his United debut in Saturday’s house recreation with Millwall.
Blades boss Paul Heckingbottom mentioned: ‘James is a proficient participant, somebody who’s rated very extremely at City and all through soccer. We are excited to get him.
‘We are grateful to Manchester City. We assume we’re place for younger gamers. We have big expectation and a significant fan base.’
Bournemouth, Leeds, Nottingham Forest and Villarreal are additionally within the 20-year-old
The 19-year-old made six appearances for Pep Guardiola’s facet and is highly-thought of by City supervisor Pep Guardiola.
There had been suspicions that McAtee would stay part of the City squad this season, however that seems to have modified, with the teen set to get common game-time on the Championship facet.
The attacking midfielder made his Premier League debut as an alternative in City’s 3-0 win over Everton final November.
McAtee was additionally handed a style of Champions League soccer within the second leg of the last-16 conflict with Sporting Lisbon.
He excelled for City’s U23 facet and ended the PL2 marketing campaign final time period with 25 aim contributions in just below 2000 minutes. The midfielder was additionally rewarded with a long-term contract extension.
McAtee can also be a mainstay within the England youth groups and acquired his first call-up to the under-21 workforce in June this 12 months.
McAtee (left) made six appearances for Pep Guardiola’s facet final time period in a breakout marketing campaign
The Blades are hopeful that McAtee can have the identical impression as Wolves’ Morgan Gibbs-White did final season throughout his mortgage.
Gibbs-White boasted 20 aim contributions in 35 Championship appearances final time period as Paul Heckingbottom’s facet reached the play-offs semi-finals.
United have been defeated 1-0 by Watford of their opening recreation of the 2022-23 Championship season, suggesting their lack of firepower.
Morgan Gibbs-White loved a surprising mortgage deal at Bramall Lane final season
Sheffield United United have already signed highly-rated teen Tommy Doyle on mortgage from the Citizens earlier within the window.
The Blades have additionally made the addition of defender Anel Ahmedhodzic for £4million this summer time, whereas Heckingbottom has made no secret of the truth that the remainder of their enterprise will revolve round free transfers and loans.
If they can full a deal for McAtee it will signify a significant coup after there was loads of curiosity proven within the teen.