We reported on Friday that Manchester City defender Angelino had left the club to join PSV Eindhoven for £4.7m and supporters are not happy with the news. Despite the 21-year-old making only three appearances in the first-team since his 2013 arrival from Deportivo de La Coruña Jugend, fans aren’t pleased to see another academy player being sold.
Benjamin Mendy, Danilo and Fabian Delph would have kept the Spanish left-back out of the first-team next season, but the lack of a clear pathway from youth football to the senior squad is a problem supporters feel isn’t being addressed. Angelino is one of many to have been sold due to a lack of opportunity and the reaction to his PSV-move has been largely negative.
— Welly Winata (@winatawelly) June 15, 2018
— 💩 (@CourtneyGullo) June 15, 2018
Very big mistake! He is young, homegrown and perfect left back to alternate Mendy
— Pablo (@Pablidzic) June 15, 2018
Might as well sell every young prospect in that academy now
— Wice (@Tacticalista) June 15, 2018
I’m so sorry to see you go Angelino, all the very best at PSV & your future career
— Barbara 💙🏆🏆💯🐝🏴 (@Barbarellen) June 15, 2018
Always felt he deserved a better crack at things. All the best to him in the future.
— Kenny Morrison (@TsuMirren) June 15, 2018
The defender was fast-tracked to the u21 side as a teenager in 2015 and has been a reserve team player since 2017. In his five years with the Sky Blues, he spent time on loan with New York City FC (MLS), Girona (La Liga), RCD Mallorca (La Liga) and NAC Breda (Eredivisie). And now he’s returned to the Netherlands to make a career for himself as it was clear he wouldn’t feature at the Etihad.
Stats from Transfermarkt.