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Manchester City in line for multi-million cash injection thanks to Newcastle and Aston Villa transfers



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Etihad Stadium bosses are set to reap the rewards of their negotiation tactics and fine Academy talent on Deadline Day thanks to a double agreement in the Premier League.

Manchester City are expected to remain quiet across the duration of the ongoing transfer deadline day when it comes to potential arrivals into Pep Guardiola’s first-team squad, but on the departures front it looks set to be busy.

City officials are currently in the midst of arranging loan deals for some of their most exciting prospects emerging from the academy squad, while there is also an openness to discussing permanent deals on the right terms.

Elsewhere and the club are also in line to benefit from sell-on clauses both in the immediate and longer-term future, with two deals finalised on deadline day showcasing the fine groundwork between put in place by Manchester City transfer bosses.

In the first of two completed deals, Aston Villa announced the signing of wide attacking talent Morgan Rogers from Middlesbrough on Thursday, with the Englishman having spent just six months in the Championship following a summer exit from Manchester City.

That deal will see City take 25% of Aston Villa’s transfer fee as a result of a sell-on clause included in last summer’s agreement with the Riverside club, as confirmed by The Athletic’s David Ornstein earlier this week.

It is understood that Aston Villa have agreed an initial £8 million transfer fee for the player, with a further £7 million potentially coming in add-ons.

Elsewhere and Manchester City are also set to see a multi-million boost come in from another exciting name to emerge from their prestigious academy system, this time with Newcastle United becoming the side to have negotiated successfully with the Champions.

As per Simon Bajkowski of the Manchester Evening News on Deadline Day, while the north-east club are only set to pay a ‘small fee up-front’ for the midfielder, the overall deal could rise to as high as £3.5 million through add-ons.

Additionally, as seen in the case of several of Manchester City’s academy sales in recent seasons, Etihad officials have installed a 40% sell-on clause into the agreement.

City could yet see more names take the leap away from the City Football Academy and Etihad Stadium in the coming hours, with the likes of Micah Hamilton and Kian Breckin heavily linked with moves away from the club.

There is an understanding various quarters however that despite intense interest in the former from across the Championship, Manchester City seem largely insistent on retaining the player into the second-half of the ongoing season.

As for Breckin following a failed loan move to Wycombe Wanderers in the first-half of the season, it is widely expected that the highly-rated midfielder will make a move into League Two in the closing stages of the market on a loan agreement.