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‘Saved The Club Β£70 million Plus’ ‘Harry Maguire Who?’ City Fans On Social Media Praise 17 Year Old Following Debut

Manchester City defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis made his first appearance for the club’s first team in the Premier League Asia Trophy yesterday.

The 17-year-old played the full 90 minutes as the Citizens came out 4-1 winners against West Ham in China. After the game, the teenager shared his delight about making his debut on Twitter:

Supporters responded praising the centre-back’s performance:

He’s unlikely to have done enough to stop City battling United for Harry Maguire, but the centre-half clearly has talent.

It may be going overboard to say that he could feature regularly in the first team next season but Harwood-Bellis does have the potential to be a key player in the long term if he continues his current development.

He has already captained England at Under 17 level and featured prominently in the Under 18s run to the FA Youth Cup final last campaign.

Harwood-Bellis may have not made his senior competitive debut for City yet, but he has experience of facing senior opposition. He played against Crewe, Rochdale and Sunderland as the Under 21s made it to quarter-finals of the EFL Trophy earlier this year.