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 the City Football Group’s approach to talent identification.
Episodes One and Two covered South America and Europe, with revelations about our scouts tracking Gabriel Jesus’ progress in his native Brazil, through to explanations behind why Aymeric Laporte stood out to our data team before joining City.
But the third instalment instead focuses on a region with a rapidly rising stock in world football: North America.
The United States in particular has been at the forefront of the Women’s game for some time, and Manchester City Women’s Managing Director Gavin Makel lifts the lid on how key names from across the Atlantic, such as Rose Lavelle and Sam Mewis, were recruited.
Amongst others, you can also hear a unique insight into how Zack Steffen was identified as a top target to suit our fluid style of play from NYCFC and Scandinavia Scout Lead Khaled El-Ahmad.
CITY+ is our content subscription service, available on all our digital platforms - mancity.com, Man City app and Smart TV.
It grants 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 to a 30-day free trial, after which CITY+ costs just £1.99GBP / month.
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