The football world commemorates the death of former youth player Jeremy Wisten from Manchester City.

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The promising central defender had left the club before his death, but City confirmed the terrible news of his death on Sunday night and issued a statement.

The Malawi-born defender’s family moved to the United Kingdom when he was still a baby, and he played for clubs such as Altrincham Juniors and De La Salle before signing for City’s elite U-13 squad in 2016.

Manchester City confirmed the tragic news of the death of their former youth team player on Sunday evening.

City stars Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte were among those who responded to the club’s tweet, with French defender Laporte writing: “Terrible news RIP young man.”

“We offer our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

It read: “The family of Manchester City is saddened to learn of the passing of former academy player Jeremy Wisten.

Former Liverpool youth player Bobby Duncan, who was in the books of Manchester City as a teenager, also wrote on Twitter: “It’s okay not to be okay! Please speak up when you are going through a difficult time.

The young Liverpool native Neco Williams sent a message of condolence and wrote on Twitter: “It’s okay not to be okay! “Always take care of each other, you never know how someone is doing in the RIP”.

A gofundme site set up to help Jeremy’s family pay for the funeral has already reached over £8,000.

“RIP Jez thinks of you and your family in this sad time. When a young or old player goes through a difficult time. Please contact me if anyone wants to talk to someone and needs help!”

It says: “We are raising money to help Jeremy’s family give him the best reprimand he deserves.

“Everyone who knows Jez will know he has a smile that lights up the room. Gone too soon, but never forgotten, always in our hearts. We love you. Rest in paradise, Jez.”

“The most beautiful soul loved by many….

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