Coventry City confirm transfer of 15-year-old Charlie McCann Manchester United

Coventry City academy manager Richard Stevens said they could not stop McCann from leaving.

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Coventry City have confirmed they have agreed a fee with Premier League giants Manchester United for the transfer of youth player Charlie McCann.

The 15-year-old joined the League Two side's academy at the age of seven. His impressive rise in the youth setup saw him attract interest from the 20-time English champions. The teenager will now seal a switch to United.

A statement on Coventry's official website read, "Coventry City can confirm we have agreed the transfer of Charlie McCann to Manchester United... The 15-year old Academy product moves to the Old Trafford club having been with the Sky Blues since the age of seven."

McCann, who was born in Coventry will now move to United after both clubs agreed a deal for the teenager. The fee still remains undisclosed and Coventry's academy manager Richard Stevens says it was difficult for them to retain the young player.

"When a big football club come knocking, and it is the club that Charlie supports, you must let him go and have that experience," Stevens told Coventry's official website.

"We did not want to sell him, we did not need a fee for him even though there was a fee involved.

"He has been unbelievable for us, even making his England debut back in August. Charlie goes with complete support from me and the rest of the staff from the academy."