English Premiership

Man City sign young Dutch centre-back

Philippe Sandler (Getty Images)
Philippe Sandler (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester City have added to their ranks with the signature of Dutch defender Philippe Sandler.

The 21-year-old centre-back joins the Premier League champions from Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle.

A former Netherlands under 20 international, Sandler came through the Ajax Amsterdam youth structures before joining Zwolle in 2016.

A brief statement from City, read: "Manchester City are delighted to confirm the signing of Dutch defender Philippe Sandler.

"At 6ft 2in tall Sandler is a commanding presence at centre-back, while also comfortable in a holding midfield role.

"Everyone at City would like to welcome him to the Club."

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