The January transfer window has slammed shut until the summer, and as expected, it was a quiet one for the blues, who made no moves to bolster the senior side. There were, however, a few loan departures on Monday, giving some players a chance to gain valuable experience.
As reported, Taylor Harwood-Bellis moved to Blackburn on loan until the end of the season. The Stockport born youngster came through the same academy graduation as Phil Foden and has made six appearances for the blues, and is touted as one for the future.
Kosovo international goalkeeper Aro Muric has gone out on loan to Dutch side Willem II, after his loan spell at Girona came to an end. Muric has made five appearances for the City senior side, having made his debut in a League Cup tie at Oxford in the 2018/19 season.
Patrick Roberts, who has had spells at Celtic on loan, has had his season-long loan to Middlesbrough cancelled to allow him to move to Derby County. The winger joined City from Fulham in 2015. He has made one appearance for the blues after coming on as substitute in a 4-1 League Cup win at Sunderland.
18 year old Dutch winger Jayden Braaf joined Italian side Udinese on loan, with the Serie A club labelling Braaf as one of the hottest talents across European football. Let’s hope he gains some valuable experience and will be challenging for a starting place soon.
We wish all our loanees the best of luck at their new clubs and look forward to seeing them in a City shirt soon.