After a summer of new arrivals being brought into the Etihad stadium, a few departures from Manchester City were always going to be inevitable.

The Eastlands club have already released Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Willy Caballero, Pablo Zabaleta and Aleksander Kolarov as well as selling Kelechi Iheanacho, Aaron Mooy, Nolito and Enes Unal.

Now, another player looks set to join the outgoing list, with City reaching an agreement for the sale of Ukrainian attacking midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko according to Rai Sport, via City Watch.



Zinchenko's only appearances for City came during the club's pre-season tour of America, this summer. Images: PA

The 20-year-old only arrived in Manchester 12 months ago, from Russian Premier League outfit FC Ufa and failed to make a single appearance for City, spending the whole of last season on loan at PSV Eindhoven.

Zinchenko would make 17 appearances for PSV and is now set to become a Napoli player, after the Serie A giants agreed a deal worth a reported €6 million.



Zinchenko has made 11 appearances for the Ukraine national team, scoring once. Images: PA

Zinchenko will initially join Napoli on a loan deal, with the Italian club paying a fee of €500,000. If the 20-year-old then goes onto make 25 appearances for the San Paolo club, the additional €5.5 million would be paid to City.

Despite only being 20 years of age and not enjoying a great deal of first team football over the past year, Zinchenko has still made 11 appearances for the Ukrainian national team, scoring once.

(H/T City Watch)

Featured Image Credit: PA

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