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EXCLUSIVE: Manchester City receiving interest from across Europe for Yangel Herrera

A host of European sides are interested in signing midfielder Yangel Herrera on loan from Manchester City, City Watch understands.

The Venezuelan international recently completed an impressive two-season loan at City’s sister club New York City FC and has been training with Pep Guardiola’s first team while a decision on his next step is made.

Various clubs from Spain and France have asked about the 21-year-old’s availability, while a move to the Netherlands is also an option since he would be guaranteed playing time at an Eredivisie team.

Some consideration has also been put into keeping Herrera at the club and having him line up for the under-23s in the Premier League 2, but Pep Guardiola is outspoken about the flaws of the English developmental system and prefers players to be loaned out when they are old enough.

NYCFC chief Claudio Reyna has also proposed another loan spell in the Big Apple, but City are keen to test Herrera in Europe and believe he has the potential to go far in the game.

Lyon, known for their ability to spot good talents, have previously tried to sign Herrera but were turned away by City.

At this moment, a move to Spain or France is considered most likely, with a decision on Yangel’s future expected as soon as next week.

Herrera joined City from Atlético Venezuela in his homeland for around £1.7 million and has won nine caps for his country.

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