Rodney Kongolo swapped Rotterdam for Manchester when he joined City from Feyenoord in 2014.
One of three footballing brothers, the 16-year-old aims to follow in the footsteps of elder sibling Terence, who was included in the Netherlands’ 2014 World Cup squad.
After making his youth international debut for the Oranje u15s, Rodney has already clocked up nine caps for the Dutch at u16 level.
A central midfielder who has been likened to EDS boss Patrick Vieira in style, the Dutchman impressed in pre-season in both a box-to-box role and in a more defensive position. He will now be hoping to nail down a starting role for the u18s in his debut year in a City shirt.