Marlos Moreno will sign a contract with Manchester City this weekend, but the Atletico Nacional ace will be loaned straight out to Deportivo La Coruna for the coming season, according to his agent.
The 19-year-old attacker was a part of his club side’s monumental Copa Libertadores (South America’s answer to the Champions League) win on Wednesday night, helping the Medellin side to overcome Independiente del Valle 2-1 over two legs in the final.
Amid his recent playing commitments, Moreno’s future has been the subject of debate, with Man City having been reported to be very interested in his signature for some time.
And now his agent, Eladio Tamayo, has revealed that he will travel to Manchester with his client on Saturday to sign a contract with the Citizens, but that the forward will then move to Deportivo in Spain’s La Liga on loan for the 2016/17 campaign:
“I will travel with him on Saturday to sign a contract with Manchester City and he will go on loan to Deportivo La Coruna for a year.” He told Futbolred (via Goal).
Tamayo then went on to praise the youngster for earning the massive move across the Atlantic Ocean from Colombia to England:
“The main architect of all this is Marlos, with his discipline and commitment. I just contributed a bit,
“I love him like a son. We built this dream together and we did it with the help of his mother, his brothers and his girlfriend.”
With a switch to Deportivo on the cards, Moreno will not play for Man City until 2017 at the very earliest.