TALENTED teen Saints defender Max Alleyene has confirmed his transfer to Manchester City, describing the move as a “proud moment”.

The two sides reportedly agreed a £1.5million fee for the transfer of then 15-year-old central defender, Alleyne, in the summer, after he had rejected terms for a scholarship at Saints.

And now Alleyne has confirmed the move himself on social media site Instagram, with a message and a picture of him holding up a City shirt.

He said: "To have joined such a hugely successful club is a proud moment for me and all of my family.

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“I’ll work as hard as I possibly can and I feel that City is the perfect place for me to continue my development and progress as a player.

"I can’t wait to get started!”

The Bristol-born defender made his under-18s debut for Saints last season still as a schoolboy.

The youngster was offered a scholarship deal with the club but amid interest from a number of top six clubs, Alleyne's representatives rejected the offer.

It would have allowed him to become a regular for Saints’ under-18s, and as we have seen this season with then-16-year-olds Dom Ballard and Kamari Doyle, a place in the B team is not far off for those with the talent and application.

However the teenager has opted to move on and has joined the youth ranks at the Etihad Campus.

Saints were entitled to a fee for the player, having contributed to his early development.