Last year, Manchester City made some very strange transfers, and everyone accepted it as just being the Premier League club helping out Liga Adelante (Spain’s second division) club Girona,
The club has been planning to become one of City’s feeder clubs, and would benefit from receiving players on loan from the Premier League club to help then regain their Liga BBVA status.
This, however, didn’t happen as the club lost in the playoff final to Osasuna after finishing fourth, and another season in Spain’s second division beckons.
The question now is whether the four players on loan last season (Florian Lejeune, Rubén Soriano, Pablo Moffeo and Chidiebere Nwakali) will enjoy a second spell there.
While it isn’t a certainty, we doubt any of them will return to integrate City’s first-team, and a few loans are to be expected, as well as a potential permanent transfer.
The first on that list, Florian Lejeune, is of interest to Eibar in Spain, according to AS, and a fee of €1.5m (£1.2m) would be enough to secure his services.
The 25-year-old, who was actually signed from Girona for £225k last season before being loaned back, made 41 appearances last season, scoring three goals and picking up two assists in the process.
As for Eibar, the small Spanish side finished 14th in La Liga, finishing with 43 points from 38 games, five points clear of the relegation zone.