Such are the goings on at Manchester City and their many transfer dealings, some of them go completely under the radar.
That can certainly be said of Pablo Marí. He joined the club from Gimnàstic all the way back in 2016 but is yet actually to play for City.
In the intervening years, he’s had loan spells with Girona, NAC Breda and spent last season on loan at Deportivo de La Coruña. He made 38 appearances for the La Liga 2 club, helping them to the playoffs.
The Spanish club are keen to bring him back to the club, and it seems City are more than obliging.
According to El Ideal Gallego, Pep Guardiola has told the 25-year-old that there is no place for him at the Etihad and as such, he will have to go out on loan once more.
Deportivo would be more than willing to take him back, and the defender is described as being ‘comfortable’ at the club.
However, he also has offers from La Liga clubs, with Levante named as a potential suitor and described as having ‘strongly bid’ for the defender.
That leaves him with a choice to make. Does he return to La Liga 2 and a club he knows, or take his chance in La Liga with Levante? That’s for him to decide, but what’s clear is that Manchester City won’t be standing in his way whatever he chooses.