Former Manchester City youth-team player Jeremy Wisten dies aged 17

Manchester City has paid a tribute to former youth-team player Jeremy Wisten who died recently, aged only 17.

Wisten joined City’s Elite Squad at the U13 level in 2016 and he played as a center-back.

“The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten,” the club says a statement on Twitter.

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

Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte responded to the club’s tweet, with the French defender Laporte writing: “Horrible news… RIP young man.”

A few players who played alongside Wisten in City’s youth teams, Cole Palmer and Tommy Doyle, also posted tributes to the defender.

You Will Be Forever Missed,” Palmer writes on Instagram alongside a series of pictures and videos of himself and Wisten. “Fly High My Brother Rest In Paradise!”

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