Manchester City complete £200,000 swoop for teenage Kilmarnock winger Liam Smith on four year deal
- Liam Smith has left Kilmarnock to join Manchester City in a £200,000 deal
- The 17-year-old winger has agreed a four-year contract with his new club
- Smith will join on scholarship before starting three-year professional deal
Kilmarnock kid Liam Smith has sealed a £200,000 switch to English champions Manchester City.
The 17-year-old winger ended months of speculation by putting pen to paper on a four year deal on Friday.
The Scotland youth international was the subject interest from a raft of clubs, including Liverpool and Rangers.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have swooped for Kilmarnock starlet Liam Smith
However, the youngster from Stevenson in Ayrshire will join the City academy on a scholarship next week, before a three year professional contract kicks in from June.
SPFL Premiership Kilmarnock tried hard to keep their brightest academy prospect, but will now settle for £200,000 in training compensation.
Smith caught the eye of clubs after scoring the winner for Scotland’s under-16 side against Malta in a three team tournament on the Mediteranean island in March.