Manchester City confirm £9m arrival of highly-rated striker Pablo Moreno from Juventus… with Spaniard set to head straight to Girona on loan deal

  • Manchester City have completed the signing of Pablo Moreno from Juventus
  • The 18-year-old has cost City £9m and will head straight on loan to Girona
  • As part of the deal, Felix Correia is going the other way from City to Juventus
  • Moreno started out at Barcelona before being lured to Italy with Juve last year 

Manchester City have confirmed the £9million signing of 18-year-old striker Pablo Moreno from Juventus’ academy.

The Spaniard, who previously played for Barcelona, will immediately head on loan to second-tier Girona for next season.

The deal sees City winger Felix Correia go the other way to Juventus following a loan spell with AZ Alkmaar in Holland.

Manchester City have announced the signing of 18-year-old striker Pablo Moreno from Juve

Manchester City have announced the signing of 18-year-old striker Pablo Moreno from Juve

Moreno started at Barcelona but moved to Juventus last year, where he played for their U23s

Moreno started at Barcelona but moved to Juventus last year, where he played for their U23s 

Moreno had his medical with City on Monday and the deal was announced on Tuesday, with pictures released of the player holding up a City shirt. 

Moreno is a Spain U18 international and was one of the most prolific goalscorers in Barcelona’s academy before being lured to Turin.    

Having joined Juventus at the beginning of last season, Moreno has impressed for their youth teams and moved up to their Under-23s, who play in Serie C, this season.

The talented striker has joined in a £9million deal and will immediately be loaned out to Girona

The talented striker has joined in a £9million deal and will immediately be loaned out to Girona

Felix Correia (right) will head to Juventus, having previously been on loan at AZ Alkmaar

Felix Correia (right) will head to Juventus, having previously been on loan at AZ Alkmaar

An especially memorable appearance came against Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Youth League back in September when he came off the bench to score twice in a 4-0 rout. 

Correia, meanwhile, arrived in Turin on Sunday ahead of his medical with the Italian champions. He joined City from Sporting Lisbon and has been on loan at AZ Alkmaar.

Correia has scored three goals and provided five assists for Jong AZ in the league this season. 

Moreno celebrates scoring for Spain against Tajikistan at the Under-17 World Cup

Moreno celebrates scoring for Spain against Tajikistan at the Under-17 World Cup

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