Listed here are your Manchester Metropolis morning headlines for Monday, 31 August.
Couto arrives for pre-season coaching
Defender Yan Couto has arrived in England for pre-season coaching 5 months after finishing his transfer to Metropolis.
Couto, who joined Metropolis in a £5.3million deal again in March earlier than spending the rest of final season on mortgage at Coritiba, marked his arrival on the membership’s academy on Instagram.
“Thank my God for one more dream come true, enjoying in Europe has at all times been my objective,” he wrote.
“At the moment I’m a @mancity participant I’m very blissful and motivated to play in one of many largest golf equipment on the planet! I’m Residents.”
Couto’s arrival boosts Guardiola’s pre-season squad with a number of gamers away on worldwide responsibility.
La Liga assertion confirms Metropolis followers’ pleasure over Messi
La Liga’s official assertion relating to Lionel Messi’s future at Barcelona backs up why Manchester Metropolis followers have been getting excited in regards to the Argentine’s doable arrival.
Messi is set to go away Barca without spending a dime this summer season, though the membership are eager to recoup a premium price for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner, who has spent his total skilled profession on the Camp Nou.
As Simon Bajkowski writes, Messi signing for Metropolis could be large information for the Premier League, not simply Pep Guardiola’s facet.
“As Blues dream of a switch, some followers that have been beforehand in opposition to returning to grounds earlier than they’re full once more would make an exception to observe Messi within the flesh and he would even have opposition supporters (and disinterested journalists) queueing as much as get a glimpse of him off the crew bus and on the pitch,” he writes.
“Gamers too could be keen to check their abilities in opposition to a participant that Guardiola insists is head and shoulders above anyone else within the division.”
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Fernandes thanks Metropolis after confirming departure
Paolo Fernandes says he’ll “endlessly be grateful” for the chance Manchester Metropolis gave him after confirming his exit from the membership.
Fernandes shone in Metropolis’s academy earlier than spending time on mortgage at NAC Breda and Perugia.
The 22-year-old leaves the Residents having did not make a senior aggressive look for the membership.
“I’ll endlessly be grateful to Man Metropolis for the chance they gave me once I was solely 14-15 years previous, I’ve realized rather a lot and grew as an individual,” he wrote on Instagram.
“After my final three loans at some totally different golf equipment and never being very fortunate with accidents, we expect it is time for me to attempt to get some new contemporary air and transfer on to continue to grow.”