Hailing from Salford, Nathanael is a defender who first signed for the Blues as 10-year-old. An England U16 international, he represented the Young Lions, in the Montaigu Tournament in April 2017.
Nathanael made his debut for the U18s last season, featuring at the heart of defence in the 4-2 win against Reading.
Also comfortable in midfield, Nathanael describes himself as 'confident and composed' on the ball and likes to exploit space with driving runs when the opportunity arises.
He will captain the U18s during the 2017/18 season.