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Girona poised to secure signing of Manchester City midfielder on-loan after pre-season



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Manchester City are poised to send one of their highly-rated talents on-loan to fellow City Football Group club Girona for the 2023/24 season, according to a new report.

While the ongoing summer transfer window is of huge importance to Pep Guardiola’s mainstay first-team squad, there is an equal amount of focus being placed on the development of their young talents in the immediate future.

The 2022/23 season saw a number of highly-talented youngsters sent out on various loan deals across the globe, with the likes of James McAtee and Tommy Doyle in particular sent to Sheffield United to great sucess.

The pairing played a hugely important role in securing promotion back to the Premier League for the Blades, and now Manchester City chiefs are looking at ways to develop their next crop of exciting new names during the oncoming 2023/24 campaign.

One name is Maximo Perrone – who made the move from Argentine club Velez Sarsfield in January, signing a five-and-a-half year deal with the recent treble winners for a transfer fee understood to be worth in the region of £8 million.

While Perrone is highly thought of by Pep Guardiola and other Manchester City coaches, it does appear that his immediate future lies away from the Etihad Campus, with a new report detailing the concept that is being discussed within the club at present.

According to the information of Bruno González García, 20-year-old Perrone has ‘many chances’ to join City Football Group’s Girona on loan for the 2023/24 season.

It is further highlighted that the idea at present is for the midfielder to be part of Manchester City’s pre-season – possibly joining the club in their tour of Asia – before leaving for the La Liga club ahead of the new season.

Girona is quickly becoming Manchester City’s go-to option for their most highly-talented players, with the 2022/23 season seeing Brazilian full-back Yan Couto operate for the Catalan club and reap great rewards for his efforts.

Girona finished the last campaign in 10th place, within touching distance of the automatic European places, with City Football Group’s investment and meticulous planning proving to be the perfect blueprint for their other projects at various clubs across the planet.