Manchester City have triggered PSV Eindhoven left-back Angelino’s €6m (£5.4m) buy-back clause, according to reports in the Dutch media.
The Citizens sold the Spaniard to the Eredivisie side for €5.5m last summer but after a successful season in the Netherlands, the Premier League champions are now poised to bring him back.
Supporters on Twitter are excited to see Angelino return to the Etihad Stadium:
This kid will surprise many. He’s a speedy version Zinchenko.
— Mohamed 🦈🇾🇪 (@arabianofelix) 28 June 2019
Angelino is better..
Angelino was once the 'best prospect in our academy'. He won back to back best LB (in two different teams) in the 🇳🇱 league. The kid went to play at NYCFC. WEARS #69.
HE'S A WARRIOR.
— Alex tweets Man City 🦈 (@alexinh8) 29 June 2019
I’m excited for this transfer more than Rodri or Cancelo …..
— Unknown (@Salappyse) 28 June 2019
— 🦈おさかなKUN@ManCity🦈 (@OSAKANA_KU_N) 28 June 2019
great kid. can't wait to see him next season.
— skankymancy (@skankymancy) 28 June 2019
Angelino best LB of Premier league
— Sourav Mehta (@sauravmehta1) 28 June 2019
What's going to happen with Zinchenko once Angelino comes back?
— britguydiscusses (@discussions_uk) 28 June 2019
The fullback had an excellent campaign for PSV, having contributed a hugely impressive 12 assists in 43 appearances.
Although manager Pep Guardiola does have both Oleksandr Zinchenko and Benjamin Mendy at his disposal to play on the left-hand side, another option could prove to be useful.
There have been reports that Mendy has fully recovered from the knee injuries that have plagued his two-year spell in Manchester, but having Angelino at the club could offer better insurance just in case the Frenchman does break down once again next season.