SD Huesca have announced the signing of Venezuelan international midfielder Yangel Herrera on loan from Manchester City for the remainder of the season.
📢 Yangel Herrera será presentado hoy a las 17:30 horas en El Alcoraz. Los aficionados que lo deseen podrán acceder a partir de esa hora al estadio por la puerta 2. pic.twitter.com/BNEugCLdjn
— SD Huesca (@SDHuesca) January 16, 2019
21-year-old Herrera was signed by City in 2017 from Atlético Venezuela in his homeland, before immediately being sent to City Football Group sister club New York City FC for two seasons.
The player made a good impression in the Big Apple, enough to attract interest from Ligue 1 side Lyon, but City turned the French club away believing Herrera had the potential to go far.
And Yangel will continue his development in one of Europe’s best leagues, albeit at basement boys Huesca, who are rock bottom of La Liga and 6 points behind 19th placed Villarreal.
Nevertheless, the experience of playing in Spain’s top-flight is sure to be valuable for Herrera, for whom this will be his first time playing football in Europe since joining Manchester City.