Manchester City loanee Angelino has confirmed he is hoping to stay at RB Leipzig in the long-term, but does not know how many appearances he needs to make for his move to automatically become permanent.
Angelino struggled to find regular gametime at City after returning to the Etihad Stadium from PSV in 2019. Hence, he left for Leipzig on loan in January.
With his new side, he reached the semi-finals of the Champions League, showing glimpses of his quality. However, City still could not find a place for him when his initial loan expired.
Therefore, they decided to send him back on loan to the German club this summer. This time, the loan contains an option to buy – which will become an obligatory clause once Angelino reaches a certain number of appearances.
Now, the left-back has admitted that even he does not know the number of games required for the clause to activate. However, he is hoping to stay in the Bundesliga for the foreseeable future.
He told Kicker (via Sport Witness): “I really don’t know for sure, but a few more games need to be played.
“If everything goes normally, it will happen. In any case, I hope that I’ll be on the pitch for RB Leipzig for a long time to come.”
The 23-year-old remains under contract at City until 2023, but that deal will end if Leipzig purchase him outright. He has only made 15 appearances for City in his career.
Angelino has already surpassed that tally of appearances for Leipzig, for whom he has also scored five goals. He never found the net for City.
Barcelona have Garcia plan in place
Another defender who seems destined to leave City on a permanent basis is Eric Garcia, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
The centre-back has shown promise when playing for City but does not want to stay at the club beyond next year.
His former club Barcelona are ready to re-sign him when he becomes a free agent.
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