While we mostly deal with transfer stories, we also try and keep an eye on what is going with players loaned out abroad by Premier League sides.
Bolstering their academy with young talented players, Manchester City have started shipping out more and more talent abroad in order to get them ready for life in the Premier League.
Bought in the summer from Atlético Nacional in Colombia for £4.7m, Marlos Moreno was sent the next day to Deportivo La Coruña in Spain, where he has featured sporadically during the first half of the season.
Making 16 appearances for the La Liga side so far, the 20-year-old is yet to pick up either a goal or an assist, and the club are currently pondering whether or not they want to keep him longer than they have to.
The deal taking Moreno from Pep Guardiola’s side to Deportivo included the possibility of the Colombia international staying an extra season if the Spanish club decided this was something they wanted.
On Wednesday, the club’s director of football announced the player’s development over the coming months would determine whether or not Moreno earned an extended stay at the Riazor, which means Thursday’s news the winger had been left out of Friday’s squad came as a bit of a surprise.
Explaining the situation during a press conference, relayed by El Espectador, the club’s manager Gaizka Garitano said: “He is young, but mature. I’ll talk to him. He has to sit this out, but he works phenomenally. He’s learning new things every day and him being left out means nothing. It won’t be something that’ll happen constantly.”
Despite having this deal in place, if Deportivo decides to extend the contract while Manchester City wish to bring the player back, the Premier League outfit would have to compensate their Spanish colleagues financially.