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Manchester City Pair Sign

Loan Deadline day signings March 22, 2012

 

Pompey have signed two Manchester City youngsters on loan for a month, subject to Premier League clearance.


 

Central defender Karim Rekik (17) and Forward Luca Scapuzzi (20) both come highly rated from Roberto Mancini’s title chasers.

 

Rekik, 17, joined City in the summer after coming through the youth system at Feyenoord.

 

The defender was an integral part of the Dutch side that won the UEFA European under-17 Championship last May.

 

Rekik skippered his country in the under-17 World Cup in Mexico last summer. He has made two appearances for City, both in the League Cup.

 

Scapuzzi, 20, joined City from Italian side Portogruaro last summer, signing a three-year deal.

 

A youth player with AC Milan, Scapuzzi has made two appearances for City and nine for Oldham, where he was on loan earlier this season.

 

Blues boss Michael Appleton said: “Karim can play at left-back or as a left-sided centre half. He’s comfortable on the ball and has the right temperament to be at a club like Manchester City.

 

“Luca is a good footballer who can play out wide or up front. He’s already got Football League experience having been on loan at Oldham.

 

“We’ve been aware of both of them for ages. I know Brian Kidd very well, while Stuart Gray is good friends with David Platt.”

 

Meanwhile, Scott Allan has extended his loan spell from West Brom for another 28 days.

 

 

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March 22, 2012 at 1:22 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Pompeyexile
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Very young!

Very happy no players departed on Loan Deadline Day

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March 22, 2012 at 10:25 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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All we need is to keep these players on loan for a whole season. Not just for one month!

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March 22, 2012 at 11:16 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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April 19, 2012

Manchester City youngster Luca Scapuzzi has returned to the club after a disappointing loan spell at Portsmouth.

The 21-year-old midfielder joined the Championship strugglers on loan last month, along with City team-mate Karim Rekik.

However, the Italian found playing chances limited, making just two brief appearances from the bench against Coventry and Burnley.

Pompey manager Michael Appleton has confirmed Scapuzzi has returned to City after a frustrating few weeks at Fratton Park.

He told the club's official website: "He's a little bit frustrated because he's not made as many appearances as he would have liked.

"But we wish him all the best for the future back at Manchester City."

Dutch defender Rekik remains at Pompey, having made six appearances as they battle relegation.


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April 19, 2012 at 11:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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