This summer, Manchester City agreed the sale of midfielder Manu Gárcia to Sporting Gijón. The 21-year-old joined the second division side in a €4m deal.

Now it seems that Pep Guardiola’s side still expect the youngster to develop in his home country, because according to his new club, the English side still have a chance to bring him back.

It was Sporting’s president who revealed the clause in an interview with El Comercio this week.

“That is, they have an option to recover him, but it would generate an important surplus value for us. They have two years to buy him back,” Miguel Torrecilla told El Comercio.

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El Desmarque, who bring the quotes, say Sporting plan to have Garcia ‘for many years’, since he’s been doing pretty well for the Spanish side.

It was from Sporting that Manu Garcia joined Manchester City’s academy in 2013. The player has alternated between some time at the club and loans at Alavés, NAC Breda and Toulouse.

Garcia left Manchester City with four appearances for the club, and now it’s clear there’s a slight chance he could be back someday.