Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pounds 13m Man Hoping for Better Times with Blues

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pounds 13m Man Hoping for Better Times with Blues

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NOLITO is hoping for "better times" in the future but isn't certain they will be at City.

The Spanish forward started the season in sparkling form, slotting seamlessly into Pep Guardiola's system and looking a steal at Pounds 13.8m.

As the campaign has gone on, however, his opportunities have diminished and he has become a fringe player in the squad in regular danger of missing out on matchday squads.

With speculation over his future, the former Celta Vigo star told Radio Marca Vigo: "I still have two years left on my contract with City.

"We will see what happens. What I desire and want is to play and be happy."

Nolito was wanted by Luis Enrique at Barcelona last summer but was persuaded by Guardiola to choose Manchester instead. The 30-year-old insisted that he is "fine and calm" at the club, although he did talk up his former club - in contrast to his view on this year at City. …

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