Wall Street Journal: England’s Richest Soccer Club Locks Down Norristown Teen Cavan Sullivan

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Manchester City, the richest club in England, locked down Norristown’s 14-year-old Cavan Sullivan, who can join the team as soon as he turns 18.
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Manchester City, the richest club in England, locked down Norristown’s 14-year-old Cavan Sullivan, who can join the team as soon as he turns 18.

Manchester City, the richest club in England, recently locked down Norristown’s 14-year-old Cavan Sullivan, who can join the team as soon as he turns 18, writes Joshua Robinson for The Wall Street Journal.

For now, the soccer wunderkind will continue to train with his hometown club, the Philadelphia Union. If all goes well, he is scheduled to make his professional debut in July. After that, he will join Manchester City once he turns 18.

“All over America right now, we produce kids that are 6 out of 10 at everything,” said Union head coach Jim Curtin.

However, Sullivan clearly stood apart.

“When he gets the ball, it’s electric,” said Curtin. “Something’s going to happen.”

The young midfielder, who signed the richest homegrown deal in the history of Major League Soccer, has been a part of the Philadelphia Union’s academy program for the last four years. He has played for the minor-league team while also training with the senior squad.

His hard work paid off when he caught the eye of Manchester City. The defending English champions saw enough of the young player in recent years to believe he is worth investing in.

Read more about Cavan Sullivan being locked down by Manchester City, the richest soccer club in England, in The Wall Street Journal.

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