Seemingly looking at the Chelsea loan system and thinking it was a good idea to imitate them, Manchester City are slowly but surely sending their talent around Europe on temporary deals.
Trying to use newly acquired Girona FC as a landing spot for a large chunk of them, including Jason Denayer, the Citizens are also networking elsewhere if possible.
The latest example of this is Groningen’s announcement on Tuesday of their acquisition of Mexican starlet Uriel Antuna on a two-year loan deal from Manchester City, subject to a medical, ahead of his presentation next week, according to NOS.
— FC Groningen (@fcgroningen) 8 August 2017
Brought in from Santos Laguna over the summer, the 19-year-old winger is most likely used by the club solely to make a profit, much like Aaron Mooy was last season.
Brought in on a free from Melbourne City, the Australia international was then sold to Huddersfield for around £10m after a successful loan spell in the Championship.
We’ll have to see how Antuna develops over the next couple of seasons before seeing if the young forward ‘suffers’ a similar fate.