Manchester City complete signing of Florian Lejeune and Ruben Sobrino, before loaning them to Girona

The Premier League side have just agreed a partnership with the Spanish second tier side.

Manchester City have utilised the Spanish leagues well in recent times, spending big money on the likes of David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure.

They have also done well to bring in some young talent from the country, such as recent acquisition Aleix Garcia from Villarreal.

But their latest buys are neither.

In what looks like one of the stranger moves of the transfer window so far Manchester City have seemingly snapped up French centre-back Florian Lejeune and Spanish striker Ruben Sobrino from Girona and Ponferradina respectively.

It is reported by Spanish publication Sport that City have signed the pair and then instantly loaned them both to Spanish second tier side Girona.

Lejeune is a 24-year-old former Villarreal player who was a former French youth international. Sobrino is a former Real Madrid youth player. The 23-year-old striker scored just five goals in 41 games for the Segunda side last term, so his signing is as perplexing.

It was reported by Marca at the start of the month that Girona and Manchester City would be tieing down a partnership which would see support from the Premier League side in the coming years, including players going out on loan to the Catalan side. However, nobody expected City to be buying players with the sole objective of sending them to the club to improve their chances of promotion to La Liga.

Expect to see plenty more of these transfers in the weeks to come.

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