Report: Getafe want Manchester City-owned Bruno Zuculini

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Bruno Zuculini is currently on loan at Valencia from Manchester City.

21-year-old Zuculini has hardly featured for Valencia this season, making just two appearances since signing a season-long loan from Manchester City.

According to reports, City are keen on finding a new club for the midfielder should he fail to increase his playing time at the Mestella, and fellow La Liga club Getafe are said to be looking at bringing in the Argentine youth international as a replacement for Michel - who has recently completed a transfer to Chinese side Guangzhou.

Michel was on loan at Getafe from Valencia, and, having lost their attacking star after just five months of his two-year loan, the Azulones are keen for Valencia to offer Zuculini as a means to keep up their squad strength.

Whilst the decision does not lie with Valencia, as it is up to City whether or not to transfer the loan to Getafe, the Spanish club themselves would be keen on letting Zuculini leave, as it would open up a place in their squad for the incoming arrival of Enzo Perez - with the Benfica midfielder looking increasingly likely to switch Portugal for Spain, rather than Manchester.

Zuculini’s agent has commented on any potential deal, admitting that everything is down to City and their management team in regards to where the 21-year-old will be turning out me 2015.

Quoted in the press, Dario Decoud said: “Let’s see what happens, but Begiristain [Txiki, sporting director] and City must decide where they want Bruno to play.”

The young midfielder originally signed for City at the start of this season, moving from Argentine side Racing Club, and he made his debut for the Etihad club in City’s 3-0 loss to Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley on August 10.

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