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Manchester City pay tribute to former player after tragic death at age 17

Last updated 1 month ago | By Mirror

Former Manchester City youth player Jeremy Wisten [Twitter]

Manchester City and several of the club's players have paid tribute to their former youth player Jeremy Wisten, who has passed away.

City tweeted: "The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten.

"We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time."

On Sunday afternoon, City academy stars Cole Palmer and Tommy Doyle - who recently made his first-team debut - posted tributes to the Malawi-born centre-back.

"You Will Be Forever Missed," Palmer wrote on Instagram alongside a series of pictures and videos of himself and Wisten.

"Fly High My Brother Rest In Paradise!"

And alongside an Instagram post, which included a picture of Wisten, Doyle wrote: "So sad. RIP brother."

Palmer posted another tribute to Wisten on his Instagram story, sharing a snap of the Malawian with the accompanying caption: "Jeremy Wisten, Rest In Peace."

Doyle's fellow City teammates Liam Delap, who has also recently made his first-team bow, and Morgan Rogers also paid tribute to Wisten, commenting on Palmer's post with heart emojis.

Wisten's family have yet to releas a statement on the former Altrincham Juniors FC ace's passing.

Wisten joined City's ranks in February 2016 after impressing scouts during a lengthy trial.

The youngster made multiple appearances for City's Select and Elite Academy squad's.

Wisten had high hopes for his City career and had ambitions of emulating club legend Vincent Kompany.

"Maybe Vincent Kompany," Wisten said when asked who he wanted to emulate.

"Just a bit better. With hard work, I can do it."

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