Reports: Finley Burns to join Swansea on loan from Manchester City
Manchester City academy central defender Finley Burns is set to head to Swansea for the remainder of the season, having agreed a long-term deal with the Premier League champions earlier in the month, according to BBC Sport.
Burns has made one senior appearance for Pep Guardiola's senior side – the Carabao Cup clash against Adebayo Akinfenwa's Wycombe Wanderers at the Etihad in September, following which the Catalan said:
"Finley is like a watch. Every action he does it perfectly, always concentrated."
The 18-year-old, capped at England Under-17 level, committed his long term future to City earlier in the month until 2027 along with fellow academy player Shea Charles.
Meanwhile, City have recalled Morgan Rogers from his loan at Bournemouth following a lack of game time and will look to loan the forward elsewhere – but in doing so will void two clauses involved in the deal that took the 19-year-old to the Championship side in the summer, as explained by Simon Bajkowski of the Manchester Evening News.
Bajkowski highlights that the loan to the Cherries came with an option to buy at the end of the season for an initial £12million with an added £3million in add-ons, and separately an obligation to buy for £9million rising to £12million with bonuses if they were to earn promotion to the Premier League.
However, the Manchester Evening News journalist notes that, with the way things are going, Rogers would not pass the appearances threshold to trigger that permanent deal, anyway.
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