Confirmed: Manchester City’s forgotten man will join Bundesliga side

In a exclusive, it has been revealed that Schalke have reached an agreement with Manchester City for peripheral defender Matija Nastasic.

The 21 year-old impressed in his debut Premier League season as resident centre-back partner to Vincent Kompany, but has slid down the pecking order at the Etihad since Eliaquim Mangala’s £32million summer arrival.

His last appearance for the Citizens was in their 3-0 Community Shield defeat to Arsenal; the Frenchman officially joined the English champions a day later.

The Serbian international now go on loan to the Bundesliga outfit until the end of the season with the view to a permanent move in the summer, at a cost of £10million.

In the meantime, Roberto Di Matteo’s side will pay his £75k per-week wages in full.


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