Roberts is said to be ready to undertake a medical with City after the clubs agreed a £5 million fee, which includes £6 million in add-ons dependant on Roberts’ performances.
On Saturday Fulham boss Kit Symons confirmed that Roberts had made a decision to leave the club and now City have sealed the signing of an 18-year-old regarded as one of the brightest talents of his age group.
He is set to become the Blues’ third signing in under a week following the captures of England pair Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph from Liverpool and Aston Villa, and continues their commitment to recruiting homegrown talent.
Manchester City are reportedly close to sealing the 11 million pound signing of Fulham’s highly rated forward Patrick Roberts, dubbed the “English Messi”.
The length of Roberts’ City contract has not be disclosed, but he is thought to have penned a long-term deal at the Etihad worth in the region of £11m.
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Coincidentally, his first senior appearance was as a second-half substitute against Man City at Craven Cottage.
The Cottagers had been keen to keep Roberts, but it is understood he handed in a transfer request in order to seal a move to the Premier League club.