Malawi-born Jeremy Wisten, who was a defender, joined City’s elite youth squads in 2016, in accordance to PA Media.
The membership confirmed Wisten’s dying in an announcement posted on Twitter on Sunday.
“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,” it learn.
The reason for Wisten’s dying is unknown at this stage.
Greater Manchester Police weren’t instantly out there for remark when contacted by CNN. Wisten’s household haven’t launched an announcement.
England worldwide footballer Raheem Sterling quote-tweeted the assertion with a prayer and rose emoji and French defender Aymeric Laporte wrote: “Horrible news… RIP young man.”
England’s Football Association tweeted: “Rest in peace, Jeremy,” whereas former Manchester City player Trevor Sinclair wrote: “RIP Jeremy Wisten. As I’ve said before; We really need to take care of our youngest generation during this difficult covid19 era #gonetoosoon condolences with his family & friends.”
A GoFundMe web page has been arrange to help Wisten’s household. Over $10,000 has already been raised.
The web page description partly reads: “The most beautiful soul who was loved by many. Everyone who knew Jez would know that he had a smile that would light up the room.”
“Gone too soon but never forgotten, always in our hearts. We love you. Rest in paradise Jez.”