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From Holland: Negotiations going well as Manchester City defender closes in on €4m transfer

Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven are hoping to sign Manchester City left-back Angeliño and negotiations have been positive with optimism that an agreement can be reached.

According to an exclusive report by SoccerNews.nl, PSV have offered €4million (£3.5million) up-front, a modest fee and well below City’s winter valuation of €10million (£8.8million).

However, PSV are willing to pay more money in future add-ons that would take the eventual fee closer to City’s requested amount, and also include a sell-on clause that would entitle City to a percentage of any future transfer fee involving the 21-year-old.

The promise of future bonuses and a sell-on clause make this proposal quite attractive to City. Angeliño is also keen on a return to the Netherlands and has only 12 months remaining on his City deal, putting PSV in a strong negotiating position.

Although City are considering PSV’s proposal, they have also not ruled out a loan deal. This would require Angeliño to extend his contract, which runs until June 2019, and if he does that City will consider loaning him to PSV for one or two seasons.

If an agreement is reached, City will have raised around €14million – with further bonuses and potential sell-on fees – by selling the highly-rated full-back duo of Angeliño and Pablo Maffeo, who VfB Stuttgart paid a club-record €10million for.

City fans would have hoped to have seen the two of them in Pep Guardiola’s first team plans, but while the likes of Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz are in first team contention, the high level of this City team means many talented academy products will be sold on for profit.

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