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Mail Sport understands that 18-year-old Republic of Ireland international Tara O’Hanlon is set to join on a three-and-half-year deal after agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.
O’Hanlon, who will join from League of Ireland champions Peamount United, had attracted interest from several clubs.
Chelsea had considered making a move in the summer after the youngster impressed while on trial while Bristol City had also held a strong interest.
O’Hanlon made her international debut in Ireland’s friendly with the United States last year and is highly rated.
Manchester City are set to sign 18-year-old Tara O’Hanlon on a three-and-half-year deal
O’Hanlon made her international debut in Ireland’s friendly with the United States last year
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City made just one signing in the summer window, with Jill Roord joining from Wolfsburg, but it was a deal that broke their transfer record with the club paying a fee of around £300,000.
Roord has played a key role in City’s title charge this season but suffered a serious injury in City’s League Cup victory over Manchester United last week. The midfielder ruptured her anterior cruciate ligament and now faces up to nine months on the sidelines.
Gareth Taylor’s side are understood to have made a bid of around £200,000 for the midfielder, who has represented England through the age groups.
Mail Sport understands City could sign another young player in addition to O’Hanlon and Blindkilde Brown, likely to be a forward, before the window closes tomorrow.
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