Despite arriving at Manchester City to great hype, Colombian international Marlos Moreno has struggled to adapt to football in Europe with two disappointing loan spells.
The winger joined in 2016 for a reported fee of £4.75million and was immediate dispatched to Deportivo La Coruña for the season, but he failed to make an impact.
City entrusted partner club Girona FC with his development this season, but he has been the least successful of the five loanees at the halfway point of the season, making just one La Liga appearance off the bench. Pablo Machín’s reluctance to use natural wingers hasn’t helped Marlos’ cause at the Estadi Montilivi.
There has been speculation that the 21-year-old could be relocated this winter, with another CFG partner club, NAC Breda, mooted as a possibility.
From Antena 2 in his homeland though, comes news of interest back in South America.
Brazilian side Flamengo and Moreno’s former club, Atlético Nacional, are both said to be keen on snapping him up on loan deals. Both sides could offer the player Copa Libertadores football in 2018, the South American equivalent of the Champions League.
Unless City plan to cut their losses on the highly-rated youngster however, they may not be inclined to send him back to South America, and could instead try to find him a new loan destination in Europe this month.