Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New City Boy Sandler Must Get Fit before Loan Decision

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

New City Boy Sandler Must Get Fit before Loan Decision

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THE first thing new signing Philippe Sandler will look to do at City is to get fit.

The 21-year-old was announced as a new signing by the club on Tuesday evening, despite little being said about the transfer all summer.

Given the former PEC Zwolle player is a centre-back that can also play in holding midfield, he could tick several boxes that Pep Guardiola is looking for in his aim to provide cover for Fernandinho and his defence.

But there is no chance of the youngster appearing any time soon at the Etihad as he works his way back from an injury that is expected to keep him out for at least a few months, having had successful knee surgery in May.

The problem will at least allow the club time to monitor him closely as he returns to full fitness and he could train with the first team as part of his recuperation. …

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