Brazilian club Flamengo will not look to renew Marlos Moreno’s loan deal when it expires at the end of the year, Colombia’s El Deportivo reports.
The Colombian international joined in 2016 for a reported fee of £4.75million and was immediate dispatched to Spain for experience, but neither of his loan spells at Deportivo La Coruña and Girona FC worked out.
After failing to make an impression in Europe, winger Moreno, who is now 22, was sent back to South America with Flamengo in January, but has again failed to make any sort of impression.
Moreno’s loan expires on December 31 and he will return to Manchester, with City having to decide what to do next with a player who has turned out to be a poor investment despite being dubbed one of South America’s brightest young talents before his arrival.
Back in 2016, the BBC’s South American football correspondent, Tim Vickery, said Moreno made him feel as enthusiastic as Sergio Agüero, Neymar and Alexis Sánchez had in their younger years.
The former Atlético Nacional player is under contract at the Etihad Stadium until June 2021.