It’s been nearly five years since Marlos Moreno signed for Manchester City, and the Colombian winger hasn’t been able to make a single appearance for the club yet.
The Premier League side bought him in 2016 in a €5.5m deal from Atletico Nacional, who had just won an impressive Copa Libertadores title at the time, on a five-year deal.
Moreno, however, started leaving on loan moves and never stopped. He’s been at Deportivo La Coruña, Girona, Flamengo and Santos Laguna before joining Lommel last summer.
The 24-year-old has spoken to AS Colombia, and talked about how things have been going for him in Belgium. With six goals and four assists for Lommel this season, Moreno says he continues to be followed closely by Pep Guardiola’s side.
“City are always aware of me, there’s always constant communication, they ask me how I am, how my family is,” Moreno told AS Colombia.
“That makes you feel important within their management. They make you feel important for knowing that you are part of that group and that has been fundamental.”
The winger confirmed that he’s signed a new deal with Manchester City, and when quizzed if he still sees himself playing for the club, he claims he looks forward to it.
“Previously I renewed, I have a contract with them until 2023 and the important thing is to try to continue with them as much as possible. The idea is to play and keep doing things well.
“The dream of playing for Manchester City is still intact, like being at the national team again. One of my goals is to be able to reach the highest level.”