A number of Manchester City fans have flocked to the news that 19-year-old centre-back Taylor Harwood-Bellis is set to join Stoke City on a loan deal.
According to The Telegraph’s John Percy, the Potters are expected to complete the loan signing of the teeenage defender within the next 24 hours, following a medical which was scheduled to take place today.
Harwood-Bellis is currently on loan at Belgian outfit Anderlecht in a deal which had been intended for the full season. However, the youngster has played just 12 minutes of league football in the last seven games for the Brussels club, so it appears that City are favouring more regular game-time in the English Championship for the defender.
The 19-year-old is no stranger to that division, as he was previously sent out on loan to Blackburn Rovers for the second half of last season, where he made 19 appearances for the Lancashire club.
Fans pleased with impending Harwood-Bellis loan move
Twitter channel City Xtra shared the news of the impending loan deal and lots of City fans took to the comments sharing encouragement for the youngster, who one supporter hailed as “one for the future”. Indeed, Pep Guardiola said back in 2019 that the teenager has “a lot of quality”.
Here’s what these fans had to say on the news:
“As long as he plays”
“Good Loan for him!”
“Slowly coming back home”
“See a lot of potential in this guy, will be a hell of defender”
“Hoping that he’ll do well in this loan spell and one day play for the first team”
“Class. Not sure what Stoke are like as a destination for him but at least he’s out of Anderlecht”
“Hope he plays, looks like a great talent and definitely one for the future”
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