Guardiola will send Man City message with defence transfer call

Linking the youth setup with the senior side remains the dream for any academy and filling Pep Guardiola's squad with as many homegrown stars as possible has been a hope of the owners for some time. By deliberately keeping Eric Garcia and Phil Foden in Manchester, however, the pattern seems to be that a loan move will not improve your first-team chances at the Etihad. Adarabioyo rejoining the senior squad after two years on loan proving himself in the Championship would send an important message about pathways at the club. Clearly, the manager saw something in Adarabioyo when he arrived at the Etihad in 2016 for the defender to be integrated into the first-team and, after a stand-off that went down to the 11th hour and 59th minute, a lucrative new contract at the end of that season.