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Loan Report – How Are Man City’s Starlets Faring Away From The Club?

Like every year, Manchester City have a number of young players out on loan. The most notable being the likes Patrick Roberts, Tosin Adarabioyo and Jack Harrison, so how have they fared at the start of the season?

Patrick Roberts:

The 21-year-old has been sent out to City’s Spanish affiliate Girona this season, following two years at Celtic. Unfortunately, he hasn’t hit the ground running in La Liga despite having a full pre-season with the club.

He has played just 18 minutes of first-team action, with two brief cameos against Real Valladolid and Villarreal.

Tosin Adarabioyo:

The defender has been a regular for West Brom in the Championship. With three league games and two Carabao Cup matches under his belt already, the 20-year-old is gradually settling into his surroundings at the Hawthorns.

Baggies boss Darren Moore did, however, bench him for their last league game against Stoke, and has utilised him as a right back as well as in his more natural position at centre-half.

Jack Harrison:

Good things are expected of the winger following his January switch from New York City FC. After his permanent move from the United States, he was sent straight out to Middlesbrough but he rarely got a chance off the bench for Tony Pulis’s side.

Since moving to Leeds on loan though, he has already played as many games under Marcelo Bielsa as he did during the entirety of his six-month spell at the Riverside Stadium. City boss Pepe Guardiola will be delighted that the 20-year-old is learning from a coach he very much admires.

Douglas Luiz:

The Brazilian is spending his second year on loan at Girona, but despite featuring in 17 matches in all competitions for the Spanish side last campaign, he has yet to feature so far this season.

He hasn’t had much of a chance to put his feet under the table though as he only re-joined at the end of last month, and he will likely be given more opportunities to impress in the first team over the coming weeks.

Daniel Arzani:

The Australian signed from Australian affiliate Melbourne City in the summer off the back of his World Cup performances, and he then agreed a two-year loan switch to Celtic.

So far, however, the 19-year-old has hardly featured. The winger has yet to be named in a matchday squad and has had to settle for reserve team football.