Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte lead tributes to Jeremy Wisten

Tanya Simon
October 28, 2020

The 17-year-old defender had moved to the United Kingdom from Malawi with his family when he was a baby, joining City's elite development squad in 2016.

These were the details of the news Barely 17-year-old former Manchester City youth player has died for this day.

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

City first-team players such as Raheem Sterling and Aymerich Laporte have expressed sadness over the loss of Wisten.

"We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family".

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England worldwide Sterling responded on Twitter with prayers and a rose emoji, while Laporte said: "Horrible news..."

Cole Palmer has been at City since the Under-8's and the attacking midfielder shared some touching images of the time he shared there with Wisten. "I can't believe I'm writing this message", he wrote. "You will be forever missed", Palmer wrote on Instagram alongside a series of pictures and videos of himself and Wisten. "Fly High My Brother Rest In Paradise!"

"RIP Jez thinks of you and your family in this sad time".

Shock in England over the death of Jeremy Wisten.

A GoFundMe fundraiser has since been launched to help Jeremy's family out with the send-off he deserves. Online chat is available 7pm-10pm daily.

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