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 the 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.

Watch | SCOUT Episode One

In Episode Two, our focus is the European market. 

Take a deep dive into the increasing role artificial intelligence has in scouting with Director of Data Insights and Technology Brian Prestidge in this episode - plus discover why the cognitive capabilities of players like Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez allow them to move and see the game in a distinct and special way.

We also explore why Aymeric Laporte stood out to the data team before his move to City, and how Phil Foden is translating incredible potential into performances for the Blues’ first team.

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 subscribe for just £1.99GBP / month.

You can find out more and sign up, HERE.