Back in September, we covered an interview Thierry Ambrose gave to Républicain Lorrain in which the young Manchester City forward, currently on loan at FC Metz in Ligue 1, felt he could still ‘establish himself’ under Pep Guardiola at the Etihad.
For that to happen, however, he needed his season away from the Premier League club to go well, and, well, it hasn’t so far.
The 22-year-old has only started twice for the French side this season in the league, and totalled just 321 minutes of football, all without a goal and an assist.
Moselle Sport in France look at his situation on Thursday, and explain questions are being asked about whether or not it’s in Metz’s interest to keep Ambrose around much longer.
‘Never really comfortable and rarely interesting’ when on the pitch, it’s explained the forward ‘could see his loan ended sooner than anticipated’.
For Manchester City, this would add a problem they weren’t expecting in January (if he does return), as Ambrose’s only half decent spell away from Manchester City has, so far, been at NAC Breda in Holland.
Last year’s with Lens allowed him game time, but his output of five goals and four assists in 40 appearances left a lot to be desired.
Things need to turn around quickly for Ambrose if he wants to get his career on track for fear of it stagnating, but, then again, his contract with Manchester City is set to expire in June, so he could easily wait things out and see what lands on his desk as a free agent in the summer.