Manchester City are working on a new deal for youngster Luka Illic, whose contract at the Etihad expires next summer.
That’s according to Tubantia journalist Leon ten Voorde, who says the negotiations will play a major part in whether the youngster can return to FC Twente next season.
Illic has been with the Dutch side since October last year, heading out from Manchester City in search of first-team football.
He’s found that in the Eredivisie, with 22 appearances in the league so far this season.
It’s been a difficult campaign for the 21-year-old, though, with him managing just two goals and two assists so far.
He’ll return to Manchester City this summer, who will have to decide what to do with him, given his contract is expiring next year.
At this point, their plans are unknown, but according to Ten Voorde, talks are underway about an extension.
“He alternated good moments with bad moments. He was often good between the lines, but I found him sloppy.
“FC Twente probably wants to continue with Ilic. It also has to do with what Manchester City will do with him.
“They can only rent him if City extend his contract because otherwise, they have to take him over. City do seem to be in talks with Ilic’s camp about a contract extension.
“I don’t see the added value of renting a guy who has two goals and two assists in a year at FC Twente for another year, so you already have a spot in midfield occupied.”