Date of birth
10 July 1996
Place of birth
Belgian defender Mathias Bossaerts joined the Blues from the same Academy that produced City captain Vincent Kompany, Anderlecht last year.
He recently celebrated his 17th birthday and is one of the most promising defensive talents in the Academy, captaining the EDS for their pre-season tour of Croatia.
An intelligent player who can speak Flemish, French and English fluently, Mathias has represented Belgium at youth level and will be hoping to cement a regular place in Patrick Vieira's side over the coming season.