Clubs owned by the City Football Group have proven to be a temporary home to many potential Manchester City players, such as Pablo Maffeo, Marlos Moreno and Yan Couto in the recent past.
With the umbrella company owning stakes in nine different clubs in different leagues around the world, the teams involved have benefited from signing potential stars on loan and working to accelerate their progress at frequent intervals.
According to a report by Stuart Brennan of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester City loanees such as Patrick Roberts, Eric Palmer-Brown and Issa Kabore have found themselves in the midst of an apparent event. ‘Row’ Between Troyes President Laurent Battles and City Football Group.
Details indicate that Batlles has “Un-wanted” None of the players loaned, and local sources claimed that the Frenchman was under control ‘Rising pressure’ To give these customers playtime due to orders from “Changes”.
The feud was reported to be the main reason behind coach Troy handing in his resignation after Christmas, it was also said that he was ‘Fed up’ after increasing ‘confusion’ in choosing his team.
While Batlles has led the charge in the French club’s impressive promotion to Ligue 1 this season, the situation is allegedly turning. ‘sour’ for all parties involved. City Football Group has ‘wanted’ To see Sky Blues opponents have more minutes under their belt at the French club this season.
Issa Kabore was the only one to have received a decent amount of playing time under Laurent Batlis, having made 13 appearances and four off the bench matches this season.
In contrast, Philip Sandler and Eric Palmer-Brown have played two and three matches in a row, while Patrick Roberts – who is awaiting a loan move to Sunderland – played just 14 minutes in France.
The City Football Group is constantly striving to develop a portfolio of excellent prospects for Manchester City, and while the situation has not turned out as hoped for at Troyes, their mission remains impressive from a sporting and business perspective.
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