Manchester City fans react as 'monster' youth star Lavia participates in first-team training
Manchester City supporters are buzzing after news broke that 17-year-old academy player Romeo Lavia took part in first-team training this week.
Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur confirmed on Twitter that the teenage midfielder was given his first taste of training with the senior squad this week as the former R.S.C. Anderlecht prospect took part in Pep Guardiola’s session, with City already confirmed Premier League champions with two league games left to play.
Lavia played a role in City’s Premier League U-18 triumph this season, with the defensive midfielder anchoring the midfield as the youth Cityzens claimed the youth title by just a single point over city rivals Manchester United, and for supporters on social media, they were buzzing to see the teenager train with the first-team.
Here’s what some City fans had to say about Lavia training with the senior squad on Twitter…
— SERGIO KUN AGUERO (Hypocrisy Reigns!!!) (@StephenVanlare) May 18, 2021
Got a big future this lad. Long term Ferna replacement.
— Michael (@Horwichbloke19) May 18, 2021
LA CLASSE 💙🤯
— Fred Cityzens ⚡️🇪🇸 (@Fred_Tortosa10) May 18, 2021
Future replacement for dinho. Absolute monster.
— Mohammed Al-Thani (@mbaalthani8) May 18, 2021
Nice one. Buzzing for him.
— Iddin (@W_nderwall) May 18, 2021
This excites me ngl, @RomeoLavia is different. So so good
— 🐐 (@hodgemcfc) May 18, 2021
Lavia has played for both the U-18s and U-23s this season for Man City. The Brussels-born midfielder is regarded as one of the top youth prospects coming through the club as well as a potential successor to Fernandinho, who as it stands is set to leave this summer when his contract expires.
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