Gundogan signs for Manchester United!

Gundogan signs for Manchester United!

By Jay Catton
27 February 2017
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We are pleased to announce that Levent Gundogan of The Nomads U14 Academy team has been signed by Manchester United.

Levent joined the Nomads Academy just over two years ago and has been an ever present in the side and set up of the football club.

A very gifted player, who is comfortable up front or in attacking midfield. His attitude and commitment to training and the club have been first class and we wish him all the best during his time at Manchester United.

Levent is a great example of the pathway for players within the FAW Academy system, and the opportunities that are available to move to a higher level.

Levent was selected for North Wales development squad this season, which leads into the Wales under 16 National team.

After being selected from a Nomads Academy game Levent performed well with North Wales squad and was selected for a friendly game for the side away at Manchester United at the start of 2017.

He performed well in the game which saw him score four goals in a four all friendly, away at Carrington. From this he was awarded a six week trial, for which he has been successful and signed a full time contract with Manchester United Academy last week.

Special mention goes to coaches Iain Bennett and Anthony Weaver who have worked specifically with Levent over the last two years as well as Danny Mapp Jones last season.

All were pivotal in changing Levents role to a forward from midfield which has reaped rewards now for the player.

A huge well done again to Levent, from all at gap Connah's Quay Nomads Football Club.

Levent becomes the 29th Academy Player to be signed by a professional club in the last seven years. A statistic which is unbeaten at present by any other academy in Wales.

Nomads Academy Products to be Signed by Professional Clubs:

Alex Peters U14 (Bury)
Luke Blizzard U12 (Wrexham)
Thomas Bridges U12 (Liverpool)
Jamie Nash U9 (Wrexham)
Daniel Spaven U11 (Wigan)
Sam Williams U11 (Wigan)
Daniel Malone U11 (Stoke City)
Dominic Elsey McHugh U13 (Stoke City)
Rhys Schofield U11 (Wigan)
Rhys Healey Youth/First Team (Cardiff City)
Joe Brett U14 (Tranmere Rovers)
Jay Jay Bell U10 (Wrexham)

Billy Nicholas U12 (Wrexham)

Harvey Tattum U13 (Stoke City)
Steffan Knight U11 (Wrexham)
Ryan Edwards Youth/First Team (TNS 1st team)
Vimal Yoganathan U9 (Liverpool)
Louis Wynne U9 (Wrexham)
Daniel Mayers Jones U9 (Manchester United)
Dylan Evans U9 (Stoke City)
Kai Evans U11 (Stoke City)
Max Cleworth U13 (Wrexham)
Alex Hughes U8 (Wigan Athletic)
Reagen Nicholas U9 (Wrexham AFC)
Lloyd Hayes U10 (Wrexham AFC)
Joe Johanssen U14 (Fleetwood Town)
Morgan Roberts U14 (Wrexham AFC)
Jack Hughes U13 (Tranmere Rovers)
Levent Gundogan U14 (Manchester United)

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