Yet to make a first-team appearance at Manchester City, Lorenzo Gonzalez is working as hard as he can to get there one day.
Currently with the club’s U23s, the Switzerland U19 international has already trained under Pep Guardiola and forged a good friendship with David Silva, and he’s hoping that, one day, he’ll be able to make himself a spot up front for the Cityzens.
Speaking to Canarias7 over the weekend, he said: “I know it’s complicated, but if I didn’t believe in my own abilities, I would not have come here. I’m here because of work.”
Arriving from Servette’s U18s in 2016, the 19-year-old was born in Switzerland to a ‘Swiss-Andalusian’ father and a mother from the Canary Islands, leading to his affinity for Las Palmas, currently 13th in La Liga2.
Despite having the dream of playing regularly for Manchester City, the striker couldn’t help himself from also revealing he held a desire to feature for the Spanish side at one point in his career.
He explained: “I want to play at the highest level, and Las Palmas would be a great option. It would be a dream to play for a team from my land.”
Contracted to Manchester City until 2020, it appears both he and the Premier League side will need to make a decision soon.
Do they keep him around to see how he develops, or do they let him go next year and let him pursue other avenues?
One option to help him get more first-team football under his belt could be a loan, and we’ve got a feeling he’d be open to a move to one club in La Liga2 next season if the opportunity presented itself.