Manchester City youngster Luka Illic’s loan move to FC Twente has been criticised, with it claimed he ‘wastes away’ at the club.

Illic joined the Dutch club on loan until the end of this season back in October 2020, with Manchester City keen for him to get game time elsewhere.

It’s his second straight loan spell in the Netherlands, having spent two years on loan at NAC Breda between 2018 and 2020.

He managed just  45 appearances in all competitions for them, scoring seven goals and assisting another seven in the process.

His current spell with Twente has gone in a similar vein, with just 29 appearances to his name so far and just five this season.

It’s clear for most to see that it simply isn’t working out for the Serbian, who has managed a mere 236 minutes in this campaign and was left out of the squad for the draw with Feyenoord at the weekend.

That’s led to criticism of the move from ‘club watcher’ Leon ten Voorde of Tubantia, who believes the Manchester City man should have been sent packing.

“I don’t see any development in the game,” Twente Fans report him saying.

“I’ve been saying from day one that there’s something missing in midfield. Like the continuation of Ilic, where the management said there was potential. But I said there wasn’t that potential, and he’s not going to do it again at FC Twente.

“But he does take a place in the selection now. You paid money for that.

“They should have just brought in another type of midfielder and said goodbye to a loanee who isn’t playing. You could have seen this coming in advance.”