Thierry Ambrose, Paolo Fernandes and Pablo Mari will spend the 2017-18 campaign competing in the Eredivisie and looking to get regular game time
Manchester City have allowed Thierry Ambrose, Paolo Fernandes and Pablo Mari to link up with NAC Breda on loan for the 2017-18 season.
With their path blocked at the Etihad Stadium, the trio will head to the Netherlands looking to get important minutes under their belt.
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Pep Guardiola has no role for them in his Premier League ranks, but they will be presented with a competitive stage on which to compete in the Eredivisie.
Ambrose is a 20-year-old forward who was tipped for big things at City before injury stunted his progress.
He will be taking in a first spell away from the Etihad next season.
NAC huurt Thierry Ambrose, Paolo Fernandes en Pablo Mari voor het komende seizoen van @ManCity https://t.co/uKmAnny7Su #NACpraat pic.twitter.com/1835FVzVll
— NAC Breda (@NACnl) June 24, 2017
Fernandes is another exciting prospect, with the 18-year-old having contributed 13 goals and seven assists to the City cause in Premier League 2 and UEFA Youth League competitions last term.
He too will be getting his first taste of senior action in Holland, while Mari will be seeking to kick-start his career.
The Spaniard took in time with Girona FC in 2016-17, but was afforded few opportunities.
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All three City starlets will be gracing the Dutch top-flight next season after NAC secured promotion back to the big time with a play-off victory over NEC Nijmegen.
Technical director Hans Smulders told the club’s official website of the deals: “Thierry, Pablo and Paolo are three very talented players who fit into the picture that we have outlined before the season.
“Thierry and Paolo are weekly starters in the EDS system at Manchester City and Pablo already has more experience and has played a lot of matches in Spain.
“The hope for all three is that they can make a substantial contribution with their specific qualities to our team. We are therefore very pleased that they are playing for NAC next season.”