A done deal has been announced at the Etihad Stadium with AFC Wimbledon youngster Spike Brits announcing he has joined Manchester City
Spike Brits, a goalkeeper for AFC Wimbledon, has announced his transfer to Manchester City.
The 16-year-old England youth international has finished moving to the treble winners from the previous campaign. City and the teenage goalkeeper reached an agreement earlier this month for a club-record academy fee, and the transfer is now official.
“Delighted to have signed for @mancity and proud to call Manchester my new home,” wrote Brits, who has been with the club since the under-nine level, on Instagram. Can’t wait to start, it’s time! City, let’s go.
His departure is a setback for the League Two team, which has also recently lost England youth stars Archie Stevens to Rangers and Leon Chiwome to Wolves. But the club could not prevent Brits from taking the chance of a transfer to City.
The Dons academy manager, Michael Hamilton, said: “This is a bittersweet moment for us as an academy, because Spike is someone we’ve seen develop from being a young boy to a young man.” “And if he had advanced and played for the first team, that tale would have had a lovely conclusion.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that gives him the ability to realize his potential in a world-class setting. Spike has always loved goalkeeping, long before he could wear gloves, but his attitude over the past 36 months or so is an inspiration to all aspiring athletes.