Manchester City are reportedly planning to sell promising academy talent Oscar Tarensi. The Spanish left-back is set to return to home soil to join FC Girona, as per Mundo Deportivo [via Sports Illustrated].
Tarensi, 19, hasn’t been able to feature in Guardiola’s XI with the Spaniard failing to register a single first-team minute for the Cityzens despite arriving at the Etihad with a promising reputation and the Club’s lack of options in the left-back position.
The source adds that City have reached a deal with their sister club to allow the defender to return to his home country after being signed by Pep Guardiola three years ago. With that said, the 19-year-old was fairly successful at the youth level.
Tarensi belongs to the same class as Cole Palmer, James McAtee, and Liam Delap, the side which won last season’s Premier League 2 title. Manchester City academy graduates have been breaking into the scenes lately with the likes of Phil Foden leading the Cityzens’ attack and even Cole Palmer getting a substantial amount of first-team football.
The former though has been a revelation for the defending champions this season scoring 7 goals and laying 5 of them in 21 appearances across all competitions. The Englishman has been a constant threat in the attacking third along with the likes of Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish, especially with Guardiola being limited to a handful of options in that aspect of the pitch. The likes of Cole Palmer and James McAtee are anticipated to follow the same path with the future looking promising for the Skyblues.
However, the Tarensi’s move to Girona does look a sensible one with the Club allowing the 19-year-old to leave for good to a bright future away from England with the left-back unlikely to make it to the first team. With Girona part of the City footballing Group, a potential comeback may be on the cards if Oscar Tarensi does fulfill his potential on home soil.