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Manchester City in ongoing talks over left-back exit on Deadline Day



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Officials from the Etihad Stadium are reportedly in ongoing talks over a potential last-minute move for Josh Wilson-Esbrand.

Information first emerging from French media indicated that Manchester City were seriously weighing up the possibility of recalling the 21-year-old from his current loan agreement at Stade de Reims in Ligue 1.

That thought process follows the French club signing a new left-back from UD Almeira earlier on Thursday, sparking concerns over at the Etihad Stadium over an increasingly reduced lack of opportunities for their talent at the club.

As such, Manchester City have seemingly opened themselves up the a repositioning of Wilson-Esbrand within top-level football, and a potential suitor has now emerged from within the Championship.

That is according to the information of journalist Pete O’Rourke, who report that Championship side Cardiff are current in talks with City over a move for Josh Wilson-Esbrand with a view towards recruiting the talent in the hours that remain this transfer window.

Wilson-Esbrand’s opportunities at Manchester City have been largely restricted since graduating from the club’s academy system with such glowing reports attached to his profile from coaching staff at the Etihad Stadium.

With the increasing success and solidity seen through the use of Nathan Ake and Josko Gvardiol at the left side of Pep Guardiola’s defence, it remains unlikely that Wilson-Esbrand could see an increase in his chances in the near future.

Josh Wilson-Esbrand officially signed for Manchester City from West Ham in October 2019 as a scholar following an impressive trial period, and has since made just three appearances at first-team level for the club registering one assist in the process.