Manchester City has paid tribute to their former academy player, Jeremy Wisten who has died at the age of 17.

The 17-year-old Wisten was born in Malawi and played for Manchester City’s youth teams as a centre-back after joining the Premier League club in 2016.

The club statement from the club 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”.

Currently, City players, Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte responded to the club’s tweet with Laporte writing, “horrible news. RIP young man”.

Cole Palmer and Tommy Doyle – who played alongside Wisten in City’s youth teams – also posted tributes to the defender.

“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!”