Manchester City sign ‘Little Messi’

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MANCHESTER City’s latest signing is a highly talented youngster from Ferrybridge.

Seven-year-old Ferrybridge Roundhill School pupil Ellis Skelcher (pictured) has become a hot property with several Football League and Premiership scouts watching his progress in the Pontefract Collieries under sevens team this season.

Manchester City have stepped in to sign him and he will begin training at their academy in Leeds this summer.

Ellis’ dribbling and shooting skills have earned him the nickname of “Little Messi” from his team-mates and he impressed again at the Upton United Gala last weekend when he scored a hat-trick in one of the games while being watching by City’s scout for the West Yorkshire area.