Manchester City have an agreement with Spanish second division side Girona that allows them to send players on loan.
Manchester City have side Ruben Soriano, Pablo Maffeo, and Florian Lejeune from Girona, and have sent them back on loan to the Spanish side.
Florian Lejeune was recently sold to Eibar, which saw Manchester City making a profit of around £1m on the player in 12 months.
Girona’s director of sport Quique Cárcel has been speaking to local website Diari de Girona on the details of the agreement.
“The idea is attempting to make any such move (signing players on loan) to take advantage of the good relationship we have with Manchester City.
“We’re talking to them. There are names on the table. Pablo Maffeo? We want to make sure he has a pre-season with the first team at City. We would be happy if he could go.
“The point is they have seen that through a collaboration with Girona they’ve made a very good move with Lejeune, and also Sobrino is generating interest. At the end, both City and Girona are benefitting from it.”
Manchester City striker Ruben Sobrino spent last season on loan at Girona and was recently linked to Stoke City by the Spanish media. Carcel says the club are hoping to keep him on loan for another season.
He added: “No, my dream is to keep him. And he knows it. The problem is that there are so many clubs interested.”
It seems both Girona and Manchester City have been reaping the benefits of the agreement.