Jeremy Wisten Wiki – Biography
Jeremy Wisten was an extremely talented footballer and was, until May 2019, part of the Blues academy set-up with tributes having flooded in from both former teammates and first team stars.
Today his father Manila, 53, and mother, Grace Wisten, 46, said they “couldn’t have asked for a better son” and that they will “miss him so much.”
Speaking to the Manchester Evening News Manila said: “We are very saddened and shocked by our son’s death. “We love him and always will love him. “He was a very happy boy who was taken away too soon.
“He was very friendly and always smiling. “He loved football and was aiming for a career in the game.
Malawi-born Jeremy Wisten, who was a defender, joined City’s elite youth squads in 2016, according to PA Media.
Jeremy Wisten Age
Jeremy Wisten has died at the of 17-years-old.
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Cause of Death
Tributes have poured in for a former youth player at English Premier league side Manchester City who died at the age of 17. The club confirmed Wisten’s death in a statement posted on Twitter on Sunday.
“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,” it read.
The cause of Wisten’s death is unknown at this stage.
Greater Manchester Police were not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNN. Wisten’s family have not released a statement.
England international footballer Raheem Sterling quote-tweeted the statement with a prayer and rose emoji and French defender Aymeric Laporte wrote: “Horrible news… RIP young man.”
England’s Football Association tweeted: “Rest in peace, Jeremy,” while former Manchester City player Trevor Sinclair wrote: “RIP Jeremy Wisten. As I’ve said before; We really need to take care of our youngest generation during this difficult covid19 era #gonetoosoon condolences with his family & friends.”
A GoFundMe page has been set up to support Wisten’s family. Over $10,000 has already been raised.
The page description in part reads: “The most beautiful soul who was loved by many. Everyone who knew Jez would know that he had a smile that would light up the room.”
“Gone too soon but never forgotten, always in our hearts. We love you. Rest in paradise Jez.”