Taking a closer look at a Manchester City player with plenty still to prove.
Manchester City have started the new Premier League campaign in blistering form, winning their first four matches without conceding a goal and opening up a three-point lead at the top of the table prior to the international break.
But for all their first-team stars there are plenty of young players hoping to ultimately make the breakthrough at the Etihad Stadium.
One player who has struggled to do that thus far is 22-year-old Argentine midfielder Bruno Zuculini, who arrived at the Blues last year after impressing for former side Racing Club de Avellaneda.
With a contract until the summer of 2019, Zuculini has plenty of time to impress City manager Manuel Pellegrini; the problem is, his loan spells at Valencia and Cordoba did not go according to plan last season and he has plenty of work to do in the months ahead.
With the emergency loan window opening later this week, Football League clubs have the chance to strengthen their sides with top flight arrivals, and City would be wise to ship Zuculini out in the hope that the midfielder can prove he has what it takes to succeed in England.
After all, he is already 22 and he should be at a stage in his career where he is playing regular first-team football.
A wonder-goal in a recent behind-closed-doors friendly against Burnley showed just what Zuculini is capable of and it is likely to have piqued the interest of some Championship suitors. So what better time for the Argentine to get out there and prove he does have a future at City, even with their vast array of superstars and recent additions?
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