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Man City adds center back Sandler from PEC Zwolle

England U20 v Netherlands U20 - International Match

TELFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Philippe Sandler of Netherlands and Stephy Mavididi of England in a challenge for the ball during the international match between England U20 v Netherlands U20 at New Bucks Head Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Telford, England.

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Manchester City has turned to the Netherlands for their latest young defender.

Philippe Sandler, 21, is coming to the Etihad Stadium from PEC Zwolle, where the center back also played some center mid.

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Sandler was one of Zwolle’s best players, going 2014 minutes in 23 appearances last season. He’s made four appearances with the Netherlands’ U-20 team.

He led the club in clearances per game (4.2) and was second in interceptions (1.9). It’s no surprise that he led Zwolle in several passing categories as well.

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