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Manchester City Fans Welcome Signing Of South American Star On Twitter: One For The Future?

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Sourav Bhakat
An ardent sports lover who loves to sleep, eat and watch Manchester City play. In that order.

It is raining South-Americans at Manchester City as they have completed the  signing of Marlos Moreno from Atletico Nacional in a deal worth £4.75m. The 19-year-old has put pen to paper on a five-year deal and he will now go on loan to La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna until the end of the 2016/17 season.

The Columbian is City’s seventh signing after the arrival of Ilkay Gundogan, Nolito, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Aaron Mooy.

The youngster expressed his delight after signing on the dotted line. He iterated that the magnitude of the league and the team along with the presence of Pep Guardiola was an important factor in his decision making.

“City are one of the best clubs in the world”

“It will be nice to experience being part of such a big club. I want to make the most of it.’’

“Pep Guardiola is one of the best managers in the world. I think he likes young players very much and he can improve young players tactically and technically. It will be great to work with him and to be part of a great team.’’

Moreno was born in Medellin and joined Atlético Nacional’s youth setup in 2010, aged 14. On 23 July 2014, he made his first-team debut, coming on as a second-half substitute for Rodin Quiñónes. He scored his first professional goal on 10 September of the following year, netting the second in a 3–0 home win against Deportivo Cali.

On 17 October 2015, Moreno scored a brace in a 4–0 away routing of Atlético Junior. He also started in the season’s final against the same team, scoring within 30 seconds and helping his team to win it’s first title of the year; it was also the fastest goal of the club’s history.

Moreno is mainly a winger but can play across the frontline and with his blistering pace aligned with the ability to take on defenders is certainly a handful. Though he stands at a relatively small 5’7, he is not one to back down from challenges and physical confrontations which bodes well for his future in the Premier league. Although he has been known to make the odd selfish decision, such as failing to play in his team-mates who are in scoring positions and trying to score himself, this is a trait that can be improved upon as he grows as a player.

He was welcomed with open arms by the Manchester City faithful, while there was the odd jibe at City for their spending which has become redundant by now.

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