Manchester City Ace Seals Loan Move Away From The Club: Good Move For All Parties?

CHESTERFIELD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: Alexandre Felix Correia Sanches Andrade of Portugal 17s in action during the International Match between England U17 and Portugal U17 at Proact Stadium on November 8, 2017 in Chesterfield, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

According to a recent report by Manchester Evening News, Manchester City new boy Felix Correia has completed a season-long loan move to join the Dutch side AZ Alkmaar this summer. The same source has revealed that the Citizens have decided to loan him out after signing him from Sporting CP earlier this summer.

Felix Correia’s Majestic Rise To The Top Of European Football

The Portuguese whizkid began his career at Sporting Lisbon before fighting his way up their youth ranks. He managed to feature for the Liga NOS outfit’s Under-19 team but did not manage to earn a first-team appearance at the José Alvalade Stadium. The Premier League champions wasted no time and decided to bring him to the Etihad Stadium in the off-season.

Correira has also played for Portugal at various youth levels and is currently a crucial member of his country’s U-19 side. He has featured in 14 matches for them so far while registering two goals in the process. A change of scenery will undeniably help him gain some first-team experience at AZ Alkmaar in this campaign.

The Lisboa-born prospect is versatile enough to play in multiple roles in the opposition half. The Man City starlet primarily plays on the right-wing but can also assume the duties of an attacking midfielder in the number 10 position if needed. 

What To Expect From The Portuguese Starlet’s Loan Spell At The Eredivisie?

Correia will get the opportunity to test himself against some of the best players in Dutch football. His loan experience this season could help him break out as a first-team starter under Pep Guardiola’s tutelage in the coming years.

Man City cannot offer him any game time this season, so it makes a lot of sense for Guardiola to ship him out on a season-long loan to the Dutch Eredivisie. The Portuguese youngster could flourish while playing for AZ Alkmaar as he has what it takes to secure a regular starting berth for the Eredivisie outfit this term.

Correia’s Loan Move To Alkmaar: Good Deal For Everyone Involved?

However, he needs to work harder than even if he wants to transform himself into a world-class player in his position someday. Alkmaar can also benefit from Correia’s recent loan acquisition as the young winger will add more depth to Arne Slot’s squad, which might help them compete on all fronts in the 2019-20 campaign. All in all, Correia’s loan move will be a good move for all parties.

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