Liverpool and Rangers have been outmuscled by the Premier League champions in the race to secure the signature of Kilmarnock’s emergent star Liam Smith, reports SunSport in Scotland.
Manchester City are alleged to be ‘confident’ that a deal is now ‘all but done’ for the seventeen year old winger. It is expected that Smith will remain in Scotland with Kilmarnock for the remainder of the season before making the move to Manchester in the summer.
SunSport adds that a fee of no more than £200,000 will be payed to Kilmarnock in training compensation. Moreover, Manchester City have won the battle for Smith’s signature following interest from Steven Gerrard’s Rangers and his former side Liverpool.
Smith is yet to make a first-team appearance for Kilmarnock, but became the target of attention after he netted the winning goal for Scotland’s Under-16s versus Malta back in March.
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