Manchester City to promote trio of youngsters to Pep Guardiola’s first team

• Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden and Brahim Díaz to join up with first team
• ‘These are players that are extremely talented,’ says chairman Mubarak

The Manchester City chairman, Khaldoon al-Mubarak, has said Pep Guardiola will promote Jadon Sancho, Phil Foden and Brahim Díaz to the first team, after the manager previously questioned whether youth players face enough competition to develop in England.

The forwards Díaz and Sancho, who are each 17, and the 18-year-old midfielder Foden were key members of the team that reached the FA Youth Cup final last season. Foden was also an unused substitute for City’s Champions League group game at home to Celtic in December.

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