Manchester City agree loan deal with Almeria for Spanish attacker

UD Almeria Stadium

Jose Angel Pozo departs Manchester City for a loan spell with Almeria in the Spanish Segunda.

Formed originally in the youth system of Real Madrid, a return to Spain has been agreed for Manchester City youngster Jose Angel Pozo, with the 19-year-old forward joining second-tier side UD Almeria.

According to local newspaper La Voz de Almeria, a loan deal for the 2015-16 season has been fully agreed between the two clubs, with reports suggesting Pozo will provide the icing on the cake for Almeria boss Sergi Barjuan, who is hoping to steer his side straight back to the Primera.

After exciting displays with the Manchester City academy sides, talented Pozo made his first-team debut in September 2014 in the League Cup against Sheffield Wednesday, leaving the bench to replace Yaya Toure and also netting his first goal in the 88th minute, during a 7-0 romp at the Etihad Stadium.

His debut in the Premier League came the following December against Sunderland, as a late substitute for Samir Nasri, as Manchester City ran out convincing 4-1 winners. Further outings in the first-team also came in wins against Everton and Leicester City last season.

Now the chance of regular first-team action with Almeria in the Segunda, will be the aim for Pozo, as he takes the next steps of his development back in his home country, who he has represented at all youth levels up to the Spanish Under-19's.

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