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Stoke City chasing Young Warriors’ Trevor Mutero

The 19-year-old Mutero has been with Coca Cola Championship side Reading academy for the past five years and is now also itching for a move. Mutero told Standardsport that he is leaving Reading after his agent failed to agree on personal terms with the club.

“I joined Reading in 2006 as a young boy and I signed a five-year contract which is set to expire at the end of July this year,” Mutero said.

“The club wanted me to pen another contract but my agent and I saw that it was high time I moved on after we had failed to reach a compromise on personal terms.”

The pint-sized midfielder, who has attracted a number of fans abroad and locally for his deft and fancy left footwork has been on the shopping list of a number of premiership clubs in England.

His agent Nojan Bedroud, who manages Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez, Brazilian David Luiz and Mascherano, is said to have advised Mutero that it was high time he started featuring in the top-flight league.

“I can only be sure which club I might be joining after this week. But there were two top clubs that have been chasing for my signature. I will talk to my agent next week to establish what he has finally arranged for me,” added Mutero.

However Mutero said he was not at liberty to reveal the names of the top two clubs as this was tantamount to prejudicing the deal.

“Usually my agent does not want me to talk about this before a deal is sealed, so I am not at liberty to mention some of the clubs,” he said.
But Stoke City are among the clubs that are after the Zimbabwean-born midfielder.

Mutero made his debut for the Young Warriors last month when the Young Warriors played Botswana at home after being used again in the Metropolitan Super Cup for the Under 19 that was played in South Africa, where he notched four goals.

If the deal materialises, it will be Mutero’s first professional contract in England.

Mutero is in the country for the Young Warriors training camp ahead of their Zone VI All Africa Games qualifier match against South Africa next weekend.

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