Man City recall goalkeeper Aro Muric from loan spell with NAC Breda

Sport360 staff 07:59 23/08/2018
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Answering goalkeeping shortage: Aro Muric.

Manchester City have recalled goalkeeper Aro Muric from his loan spell at NAC Breda following the injury to Claudio Bravo.

Reserve keeper Bravo faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after injuring his Achilles tendon in training on Tuesday, leaving City short of cover for first-choice Ederson.

Muric joined Breda on a season-long loan deal but City have confirmed the 19-year-old will return to Manchester on Thursday.

The former Swiss youth international will train with the rest of his City team-mates and could be in the squad to face Wolves on Saturday.

Daniel Grimshaw, 20, is the only other goalkeeper in City’s senior squad following the departures of Joe Hart and Angus Gunn in the summer, but the academy graduate is yet to make a senior appearance.

Given manager Pep Guardiola’s preference for resting Ederson in domestic cups, Muric may well find himself in action in the third round of the League Cup next month.

Muric made one appearance for NAC Breda before his loan spell was cut short, keeping a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over De Graafschap at the weekend.

As part of City’s partnership with the Eredivisie club, NAC said the City Football Group will help them find another goalkeeper before the Dutch transfer window closes at the end of the month.

NAC director of football, Hans Smulders, told the club website: “Due to the injury of the second goalkeeper, Manchester City came into a situation that we had not anticipated beforehand.

“Despite looking at other solutions, we eventually had to decide to return Aro to Manchester.

“Having a partnership also means that you try to help each other in these situations of force majeure.

“We help Manchester City with the return of Aro and of course City Football Group helps us to solve the situation that has arisen in the goal at NAC.”

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