Manchester City loan watch: Jack Harrison in derby stalemate, Tosin Adarabioyo suffers defeat and Pedro Porro downed by Barcelona

In our Loan Watch feature series, the Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a selection of players from a particular club are faring whilst they are away from their parent side, and provide a brief update regarding their form.

Here is a look at three Manchester City players looking to impress at other clubs.


Leeds United winger Jack Harrison, now in the second year of his loan spell at Elland Road, endured a frustrating afternoon in a goalless Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday.

The stalemate saw a run of three assists in as many games come to an end for the 22-year-old, who has started every one of the Whites’ league games under Marcelo Bielsa this season.

He seems to be an important part of the squad, as he looks to make a name for himself having never featured for Manchester City.


Tosin Adarabioyo has forced his way into the starting lineup at Blackburn Rovers, and started his third game in succession at the centre of the Rovers defence this weekend.

He was powerless to prevent Preston coming from two goals down to win 3-2 on Saturday, but will surely be encouraged by the newfound faith being shown in him after this run of games.

Blackburn have not fared too well of late, however, and are without a win in six – with Adarabioyo featuring in just a single victory this season, which came against Millwall back in September.


Youngster Pedro Porro, who is spending time on loan at La Liga outfit Real Valladolid, earned his first start for over a month after featuring at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night.

The 20-year-old, who signed from Girona in the summer, was on the receiving end of a typical Lionel Messi masterclass as his double helped Barcelona trounce his side 5-1 on a chastening evening.

However, Porro can perhaps take heart from his reintroduction to the first team after being limited to substitute appearances at best over the last few weeks.

It seems as though the Championship is no more forgiving a league than Spain’s La Liga, with all three of City’s loanees featured here going without a victory in their most recent outings.

However, the fact that match action is being afforded to the players in question is a positive sign as they seek to develop away from the Etihad Stadium.

That could mean the significance of results take a back seat for those on loan in particular, though it is clear that despite the minutes, it has been a tough week to endure on the pitch for these players.

Manchester City fans, which of these loanees are most likely to be given first-team minutes at the club when they return? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Manchester City loan watch: Jack Harrison in derby stalemate, Tosin Adarabioyo suffers defeat and Pedro Porro downed by Barcelona
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