Maffeo returns to Girona on loan

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Manchester City defender Pablo Maffeo has seen his loan at Girona extended for another season.

The 20-year-old right-back helped Pablo Machin's side secure promotion to La Liga last term, playing 27 times.

A former Espanyol youth team player, Maffeo joined City's Academy structure in 2015, and while he entered the first team set-up under Manuel Pellegrini, the talented youngster had to wait for the arrival of Pep Guardiola to make three first-team appearances.

But with opportunities limited, Maffeo returned to Spain after signing a new three-year contract with City, and now will be part of Girona's first ever Primera League campaign.

Manchester City posted a message on their official Twitter account, wishing the player well: "Enjoy your extended stay @GironaFC, @pablomaffeo! Hope your second year on loan is as successful as the first!."

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