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Agent of Manchester City midfielder travels to Europe to finalise loan move



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Manchester City midfielder Maximo Perrone is set to leave the Etihad Stadium on a season-long loan.

The 20-year-old, who signed a five-year contract with Manchester City in January, completed an £8.2 million move to the Premier League champions from Velez Sarsfield in Argentina.

Perrone featured in two matches for Pep Guardiola’s side last season, making his debut against Bournemouth in the Premier League prior to playing against Bristol City in the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The midfielder also competed in the South American Championship last season, representing the U-20 Argentina squad at the tournament in Columbia.

Perrone was an unused substitute on nine occasions last season and was also named on the bench for Wednesday’s win over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup in Athens.

The victory in midweek could the be 20-year-olds final outing with Manchester City for the campaign, as the midfielder is close to signing for La Liga side Las Palmas, according to The Athletic.

Marck Critchley and Mario Cortegana report that Perrone’s agent is travelling to Europe to finalise the details of the transfer, after Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola suggested the 20-year-old as an option to Las Palmas head coach Francisco Garcia Pimienta.

Las Palmas drew their opening La Liga match of the season 1-1, with the Spanish side gaining promotion the the top-flight with a second placed finish last season.

The Gran Canaria based team were promoted on goal difference, as four points separated the top five teams in the Segunda division.

Perrone is expected to finalise a season-long loan despite Guardiola facing a growing midfield crisis, after Kevin De Bruyne was sidelined until the new year and the Blues’ hopes of signing Lucas Paqueta were thrown into chaos, amid the emergence of an FA investigation into the player.

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