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Galatasaray eye January loan move for out of favour Manchester City defender



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Manchester City defender Sergio Gomez has emerged as a January loan target for Turkish giants Galatasaray.

The 23-year-old made just his third Manchester City start of the season in midweek, as Pep Guardiola’s side concluded their UEFA Champions League Group Stage campaign with a 3-2 win over Crvena zvezda in Belgrade.

The Spain Under-21 international started for the first time since a Carabao Cup defeat to Newcastle at St James’ Park in September, with the left-back amongst a number of fringe players to be given an opportunity in midweek.

Debutant Micah Hamilton emphatically opened the scoring for Manchester City in Serbia, before fellow City Football Academy graduate Oscar Bobb doubled the Blues’ lead in the second-half with a tidy finish.

Kalvin Phillips, who looks set to leave the club in January after another difficult start to the campaign, scored the winning goal from the penalty spot, netting his first Manchester City goal.

The 3-2 victory extended the Blues’ unbeaten streak in the Champions League, and saw Guardiola’s side become just the second English team to win all six group games in the competition.

As well as Wednesday’s victory being potentially Phillips’ final appearance, full-back Gomez could also have started his final match for the Blues, amid interest from Turkey in signing the 23-year-old on loan.

The defender has emerged as a target for Galatasaray, who are seeking to bolster their squad after recently securing a UEFA Europa League knock-out spot, ahead of Manchester United.

Sport Witness relay a report by Turkish outlet A Haber, who claim that Galatasaray are considering tabling a one-and-a-half year loan offer, with the player ‘open’ to leaving Manchester City until 2025.

The Super Lig club will reportedly ‘start making attempts’ to sign the Spaniard should they be unable to permanently sign loanee Angelino.

Gomez, who moved to the Etihad Stadium for £11 million in August 2022 from RSC Anderlecht, featured in 23 matches during Manchester City’s treble-winning campaign last season.