As part of their continued expansion in recent years, Manchester City have been ploughing more and more money into their youth setup.
As a result, they now have one of the more formidable youth systems in world football, with players from all around the world joining the club daily.
Nahuel Ferraresi is one such player. The 20-year-old arrived at Manchester City back in 2017, joining from Colombian side Deportivo Táchira.
He immediately went into City’s youth setup, before spending the last two years out on loan, first with Uruguayan side Club Atlético Torque and then CF Peralda in Spain.
This year saw him make his third short-term departure from the Etihad as he joined Porto on loan for the season.
Rather than earning a first-team spot at the club, he’s found himself playing for Porto’s B side, making seven appearances in Liga Pro so far.
He, though, is hoping for a future at Manchester City, and if that doesn’t happen, then Porto’s first-team or another ‘first division’ side.
“The relationship with Manchester is very good; they trust me. You see yourself in the long term in a club like that, but everything is step by step,” he told Diario Meridiano.
“I live my first season very well here; I am happy with the opportunity that Porto gives me. I want to add many more minutes and experience in Europe.
“My idea is to continue to gain experience for tomorrow and in a few years to be able to reach an elite club, whether in Portugal or another country and be able to stay.
“I aim to continue adding experience; it’s my turn. I want to be prepared for what comes in my club and the national team; I look forward to growing and soon to be in the first team of Porto or at some First Division team.”