Of the many promising young players on the books at Manchester City, Manu García has been one of the most highly thought of in the last few years. Although he has only just turned 19, the Spain youth international already has four first-team appearances to his name at City.
City sent him out on loan last summer to La Liga side Deportivo Alavés in the hopes of getting Manu some vital experience at a high level, but it is safe to say the move hasn’t worked out as planned.
García has yet to make a single La Liga appearance for Alavés and his only cameo was in a 3-0 win at Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the Copa del Rey last month, where he featured for 31 minutes.
Half an hour in half a season is not enough for a player needing minutes at a high level, and according to Marca his loan move is on the verge of being cut short.
Marca reports that the young Asturian has offers from several European clubs, and City are in favour of him changing clubs to gain experience at the highest level possible.
The teenage playmaker clearly has a lot of talent and his next move will be important for his development. A possible option may be Girona FC, City’s partner club in the Spanish second tier, where Manu’s fellow Spaniards, Angeliño and Pablo Maffeo, recently moved on loan for the remainder of the season.