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Riera in, more to come?

City today confirmed that Spanish midfielder Albert Riera had joined the club today on a six month loan deal from Espanyol.
Riera, 23 had only moved to Spain from Bordeaux in the summer but has found first team chances hard to come by and called the chance to move to City until the end of the season a 'great opportunity'. Contrary to reports in some newspapers though, there doesn't appear to be an option for a permanent transfer at the end of the season.
Coupled with the availability of Tuomas Haapala (whose contract commenced January 1st), it throws doubt on the long-term future of Kiki Musampa who has seen himself out of favour in recent times and Riera's arrival in particular will have done him no favours. With the size of the squad currently though, it is unlikely Musampa will be sent back to Atletico Madrid before the end of the season but it looks a certainty that he will not be back next season.
Pearce is unlikely to have stopped in his attempts to bring further reinforcements to the club, stating that he needs 'three or four' more players to bolster his line-up. As ever though, Pearce is keeping his cards close to his chest and refusing to even speculate, leaving speculation to grow on who might be next to arrive.