Manchester City have paid tribute to former academy player Jeremy Wisten following his death at the age of 17.

Wisten was born in Malawi but moved to England as a baby before joining City’s under-13 level in 2016.

The former Man. City youth player before his death was a promising talent born in Malawi and raised in the UK. He joined Man City at the U-13 level in February 2016 and was recently released by the club.

According to Malawi24, the 17-year-old was left depressed by the club’s decision to release him and he decided to take his life.

Details of his death remain unclear, but Manchester City and senior players at the club including Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte have paid tribute to the former academy player.

A City statement read:

“The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former academy player Jeremy Wisten. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family.

Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.”

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