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Manchester City midfielder’s season-long loan thrown into doubt amid gutting development



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Manchester City loanee Maximo Perrone is facing an uncertain future at Las Palmas after an underwhelming start to the midfielder’s season-long loan.

The 20-year-old, who was part of Pep Guardiola’s maiden UEFA Champions League winning squad in June, moved to La Liga for the 2023/24 campaign in search of regular minutes after swapping South America for England.

Manchester City completed a £7.9 million move for Perrone from Velez Sarsfield in January, and the young midfielder made two appearances for the Sky Blues in the Premier League and Emirates FA Cup.

Perrone was also an unused substitute in five Champions League fixtures, including the Final against Inter Milan in Istanbul.

The midfielder completed a season-long loan move to La Liga side Las Palmas during the recent summer transfer window, however the 20-year-old has continued to struggle for regular opportunities since leaving the Etihad Stadium.

Perrone has played just 151 minutes in La Liga for Las Palmas so far this season, with the midfielder reduced to a ‘testimonial’ role within the squad, according to a report relayed by Sport Witness.

The season-long loan has therefore been plunged into doubt, after AS revealed that the Argentinian has only been seen in ‘flashes’ and has become a ‘luxury substitute’ to the Spanish club.

Perrone has featured in ‘glimpses’ and will reportedly be on the bench for Las Palmas’ La Liga fixture against Rayo Vallecano this weekend, following the recent international break.

The 20-year-old featured in fixtures against Bournemouth and Bristol City for Manchester City last season, and was lauded by Guardiola after making his first-team debut at the Vitality Stadium.

Perrone is one of two highly-rated Manchester City midfielders spending the campaign away from the club, with James McAtee having returned to Sheffield United for the season after a successful spell at Bramall Lane last year.