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Manchester City to welcome 20-year-old midfielder into first-team squad following failed loan move

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Pep Guardiola and his Manchester City players are expected to welcome a new name into their first-team training sessions, according to a recent report.

It comes at a time when City’s coaching staff have been buoyed by having a full compliment of players at their disposal at a crucial moment in the campaign, with fixtures across several competitions coming thick and fast.

Erling Haaland and Manuel Akanji became the most-recent names to return from respective injury problems, complimenting the likes of John Stones, Jeremy Doku, and last but not least, Kevin De Bruyne in bringing the City side back up to full strength.

However, even with the January transfer window now shut, the first-team squad continues to be strengthened by names within the football club and from the Academy system, with a new name set to join the ranks following a difficult first-half to the campaign.

According to a recent report from Manchester City insider ‘Tolmie’s Hairdoo’ on X, Kian Breckin is now back at the City Football Academy despite training with Stockport County during the latter stages of the January transfer window.

While it is claimed that the EFL League Two side agreed to match Breckin’s Manchester City salary as part of a loan agreement for the remainder of the season, no such deal came to fruition during the closing hours of the window.

As such, it is revealed that Kian Breckin will now train alongside the Manchester City first-team squad, with Etihad Stadium officials believing that it will be more beneficial to the 20-year-old after a ‘poor’ experience with Wycombe Wanderers.

Breckin joined Wycombe on loan from Manchester City last summer on a season-long loan agreement that was viewed by many as being the best natural next step for the player heading into senior football.

However, in a disastrous spell away from the Etihad Stadium, Kian Breckin recorded just nine appearances across all competitions, completing 585 minutes on the field for his temporary club.

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