Jeremy Wisten: Manchester City lead tributes to former academy player after tragic death

Mark Critchley
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Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium (Getty Images)
Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium (Getty Images)

Manchester City have led the tributes to their former academy player Jeremy Wisten following his tragic death.

Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte were among the members of City’s first-team squad to pay their respects to Wisten, who joined the club’s youth set-up in 2016.

Wisten, who was born in Malawi and moved to Manchester with his parents while still a baby, played as a defender in the academy ranks.

“The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former academy player Jeremy Wisten,” a club statement read.

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

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Sterling retweeted City’s statement, with Laporte adding: “Horrible news... RIP young man”

Tommy Doyle and Cole Palmer, two City academy graduates, also paid tribute to Wisten on social media. Palmer said on Instagram: “You will be forever missed. Fly high my brother. Rest in paradise!

Tyrhys Dolan, the Blackburn Rovers midfielder and a close friend of Wisten’s from their time at City’s academy, tweeted: “The pain is indescribable I can’t believe I’m writing this message”.

“I can’t thank you enough for giving me the best times of my life. Always been a brother to me and I will carry on your legacy forever! RIP bro see you on the other side.”