Nottingham Forest have confirmed the signing of Manchester City youngster Joe Coveney on a two-year deal, their official site reports.
The 19-year-old central defender is a big prospect and will start with Forest’s U23-side before trying to make the move into the first-team at the City Ground.
The youngster will be something of an unknown quantity to Reds fans, but he will certainly be one for the future with Coveney winning the Under 18 Premier League North trophy with City last season and is well known for his superb distribution from the heart of the defence.
Mark Warburton is well known for his possession-based brand of football and the signing of Coveney suggests that the former Brentford and Rangers boss is already planning for the future.
The East Midlands club is highly regarded for having one of the best academies in the country, producing the likes of Oli Burke, Ben Osborn, Ben Brereton, Patrick Bamford and a number of other extremely talented players in recent years, and Coveney’s move to The City Ground is a wise one.
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