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From Brazil: Manchester City make decision on the future of Marlos Moreno

Marlos Moreno is currently training in his homeland of Colombia waiting for parent club Manchester City to decide the next step of his career.

The 22-year-old has struggled since his £4.75 million move from Atlético Nacional, with loan spells at Deportivo La Coruña, Girona FC and Flamengo not going well.

Even so, the winger is a player of considerable potential in the eyes of City and they want to restore his value with another loan move.

And despite interest from Serie A clubs SPAL and Bologna, Turkish side Sivasspor, Uruguay’s Club Atlético Peñarol and Barcelona S.C. in Ecuador, it seems a return to Brazil could be on the cards.

Globo Esporte reports that City favour another loan spell in Brazil for Marlos, despite his struggles at Flamengo. Their feeling is that he was slow to adapt to life in Brazil, but was improving in the final stretch of his loan spell at the Maracanã.

Now more adapted to Brazilian football, City believe he’d get more game time if he continues there, rather than having to try and adapt to life in a new country again.

The one thing working against a move to Brazil is Moreno’s salary, reported to be in the region of £16,250-a-week.

City are talking to several clubs in Brazil’s Série A and his future could be clarified within the next week. São Paulo and Palmeiras have been reported to have an interest in Moreno in recent weeks.

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