The Slovakian youngster looks set to move to Holland next month.
Manchester City have a reputation for many things at this moment in time, but not for bringing through players in the youth academy.
That is despite their massive new development centre and plenty of money being pumped into the youth set-up. the likes of Emyr Huws and Abdisalam Ibrahim were both considered great hopes but have not made it happen.
In the past they had a great history and tradition of bringing through youngsters from the academy. The likes of Michael Jonhson, Micah Richards, Nedum Onouha, Stephen Ireland and Joey Barton ring a bell from recent times.
Nowadays not many will make the grade.
One who might have was Slovakian youngster Albert Rusnak. The 20-year-old midfielder has had spells on loan at Oldham Athletic and Birmingham City in the past. But he is now enjoying a loan spell at Eredivisie side SC Cambuur.
He has been excellent in Holland but is now set to stay there, ending his four year association with Manchester City.
In fact, it was reported earlier this week that he had already agreed to join FC Groningen, as Cambuur could not afford his fee and wage demands.
It certainly does look as though Rusnak is leaving City this winter but Groningen is not a definite destination.
His agent told Leeuwarder Courant in the week that Groningen was not his definite destination, instead he had four clubs are looking to bring him in.
FC Twente, AZ Alkmaar and FC Utrecht have joined Groningen in the race for Rusnak's signature. His contract with Manchester City expires in the summer and City are willing to let him go early for a small fee this January.
The only question that remains to be answered is where he will end up.
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