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Deadline Day: Manchester City set to sign Valencia young striker

Not for the first team, though

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If you thought Manchester City wouldn't make any Deadline Day signings, you're wrong. Kind of.

Reports in Spain (from Super Deporte, specifically) say that the club has signed Valencia youth product Nabil Touaizi. The Moroccan born striker is a U-16 Spain international and widely regarded as one of the best prospects in Spanish football. Nabil is on his way to Manchester to sign a deal with the club, according to the report. City will pay a £350,000 transfer fee, plus an additional £2 million if he makes a first team appearances in the future.

City Sporting Director Txiki Begiristain traveled to Spain and spent two days in Valencia earlier this month. Many thought he was trying to work out deals for fullbacks José Gayà and João Cancelo, but he was actually doing Nabil's deal and hoping to sign more Valencia youngsters to join the City Academy in the summer.

There's a chance he discussed Gayà and Cancelo as well, but Txiki's trip had more to do with the youth system than the first team. It's almost certain that there will be no changes to the squad in January, and Pep Guardiola is waiting for the summer to overhaul the team.

The youth system is getting stronger, though.