How does City Football Group's global scouting network operate?

What are the characteristics we look for? And how are deals completed? 

SCOUT, a fascinating new four-part documentary available to CITY+ subscribers, lifts the lid on City Football Group’s approach to talent identification.

Episodes One and Two are available to watch now on CITY+, with the first episode focusing on South America, a hotbed of some of the world’s most exciting football talent.

City have a rich history of recruiting players from South America. The current first team squad boasts the Club’s all-time leading scorer Argentinian Sergio Aguero, along with Brazilian trio Ederson, Gabriel Jesus and skipper Fernandinho.


Amongst others we hear from Director of Football Txiki Begiristain, Managing Director of Global Football Brian Marwood and key figues from City’s LATAM scouting and data insights teams as we explore the technical and tactical aspects that make a player attractive to City.

CITY+ is our content subscription service, which is available on all our digital platforms -, Man City app and Smart TV.

It provides access to a host of CityTV documentaries, as well as full match replays of our first team and women’s sides and selected EDS and Academy games.

Fans can sign up for just £1.99GBP / month.

You can find out more and sign up, HERE.