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NAC Breda not expecting new reinforcements from Manchester City this month

NAC Breda have no plans to add any further Manchester City loanees to their squad this month, despite the City Football Group partner languishing in the Eredivisie relegation zone at the winter break.

Three players are currently on loan at the Rat Verlegh Stadion, a smaller contingent than last season, and a group not performing as effectively.

USA international defender Erik Palmer-Brown, promising Serbian midfielder Luka Ilic and Spanish prospect Paolo Fernandes are the City trio currently stationed in Breda, with Ilic making a good impression, Palmer-Brown less so, and Fernandes struggling with injuries.

Aro Muric was also loaned to the Dutch club but quickly recalled by City following a long-term injury to back-up goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

Despite potential options in City’s Elite Development Squad to bolster the squad, NAC coach Mitchell van der Gaag will look elsewhere for three or four winter reinforcements.

“In principle, nothing will be added [from Manchester City],” Van der Gaag told BN DeStem.

NAC currently have a former City trainee on the books, left-back Greg Leigh, who has been linked with a move to Charlton Athletic in League One this month. Another former young Blue, James Horsfield, was also at Breda before joining Scunthorpe in the summer.

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