The City Football Academy has produced many talented young players over the past few years, and as a result, Manchester City has become a Mecca for up-and-coming football players who dream of becoming stars of the future.
Due to the abundance of talented youth at the City Football Academy, as well as the extensive City Football Group network that draws interesting people from all over the world, loan announcements have become commonplace for City fans.
Players are usually sent on loan for a year to various clubs at different levels of the football pyramid, as well as to other clubs across Europe that can provide a suitable environment for the development of young players.
Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Ian Koutu, Pedro Porro, Diego Rosa, Luca Ilic are just a few of the many who have been granted annual loans to gain important core team experience in men’s adult football.
However, according to a recent report Scott Wilson of The Northern Echo, the management of Manchester City decided to radically change their lending policy, moving forward.
Manchester City will now use a two-year arrangement with some of their young players to provide them with a level of security and stability that is conducive to their overall development.
This new approach of Etihad executives can be seen in their recent lending deals, in the case of the 18-year-old left-handed hitter. Philip Stevanovic, who recently joined the Dutch club Heerenveen. on a loan transaction for a period of two years.
Also the side of the First League Sunderland are also reported to be in talks with Manchester City over Callum Doyle.and the teen center-back will relocate to Light Stadium on a two-year contract, reinforcing the Manchester club’s newly formed stance on outgoing tenants.
There is no doubt that Manchester City have succeeded in nurturing some of the best young talent in world football, but only time will tell how beneficial this policy change will turn out to be.
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