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Manchester City set to make quick £1m profit on French defender

Manchester City look set to ‘do a Chelsea’ and profit on a player who has apparently never even stepped foot in England.

Last summer, City made two curious signings, recruiting Rubén Sobrino from Ponferradina for £200,000 and Florian Lejeune from Girona for around £215,000.

Sobrino was signed to strengthen unofficial partner club Girona and their promotion push, while defender Lejeune was signed and loaned back to Girona, reportedly to keep other clubs from signing him.

Sobrino is currently of interest to some notable clubs, and today Mundo Deportivo brings news that Lejeune could be on the move in a deal that would see City cash in quickly on the 25-year-old Frenchman.

La Liga side SD Eibar are willing to activate Lejeune’s €1.5 million (£1.15 million) release clause, which would make Manchester City a nice profit of almost £1 million.

According to Diari de Girona, the player has already met with Eibar chiefs, although is still waiting to hear whether City approve a sale or would prefer to loan him again.

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