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Manchester City in search of new home for £16,250-a-week winger after loan flop

Manchester City will seek a fourth club to take Colombian winger Marlos Moreno off their hands with Flamengo deciding not to renew his disappointing loan spell at the Maracanã.

The 22-year-old joined City at a similar time to Gabriel Jesus and was rated higher than the Brazilian by some in South America, but failed to settle in Europe, enduring torrid loan spells at Deportivo La Coruña and Girona FC in Spain.

Hoping to kickstart his stagnating career, City sent him back to his home continent in January, loaning him to Flamengo in Brazil for one year. However, it has been another average loan spell for Marlos, who has scored one goal in his 35 appearances and failed to impress.

Flamengo had the option to keep Moreno at the club, but decided to offload his £65,000-a-month salary, which works out at £16,250-per-week that City now hope another club will take off their books.

A recent report by Esporte 24 Horas claimed another Brazilian club, São Paulo, have spoken to City about loaning the young winger with Palmeiras, coached by Luiz Felipe Scolari, also showing some interest.

With the player under contract until June 2021 and appearing to have no long-term future at the Etihad, City could loan him for another year to try and raise his value before a sale, or attempt to cut their losses by finding a buyer for the £4.75 million signing.

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