Manchester City have a shortage of goalkeepers after Claudio Bravo suffered a potentially season-ending injury to his tendon of his left foot.
With Joe Hart and Angus Gunn sold in the summer, and Aro Muric out on loan at NAC Breda, the only back-up to Ederson at the club is 20-year-old Daniel Grimshaw, an untested local lad with no minutes of football at senior level.
According to a report earlier today by the Daily Mail, City have been considering recalling Muric from NAC Breda despite the player heading to Holland less than a month ago and only making his competitive debut last weekend.
From Holland comes confirmation that Muric will NOT be returning to Manchester City unless of a major surprise.
Local source BN DeStem reports that not only does Muric have no recall clause in his loan, but there has been no contact at all between Manchester City and NAC Breda about the goalkeeper in the day since Bravo suffered his injury in training.
NAC have said that it is highly unlikely that Muric will return to Manchester, with City likely to pursue other options – perhaps an emergency loan or free agent – if they decide that Grimshaw is not yet ready for a number two role.
Muric, 19, kept a clean sheet in his Eredivisie debut against De Graafschap at the weekend, a 3-0 victory for the City Football Group partner club, and a year of development in the Dutch top-flight will undoubtedly improve him as a player.
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