FC Groningen hires Mexican attacker Antuna of Manchester City

FC Groningen hires Mexican attacker Antuna of Manchester City

FC Groningen over the next two years is likely to have Uriel Antuna. The Mexican winger is until the summer of 2019 leased from Manchester City.

That makes FC Groningen Tuesday, known on the website. In the next week should only have the paperwork still in order to be made, then Antuna come to the Netherlands for his medical examination. Until that time, stay to the right in Mexico.

“With Uriel Antuna we add speed and depth to our giro”, reacts manager technical affairs Peter Jeltema. “It was one of the wishes that we still had and we are happy that this is successful.”

Antuna was last month only contracted to Manchester City. He made his debut earlier this year in the first team of Santos Laguna from his home country and recently came out on the world cup under-20, where he with Mexico in the quarterfinals was eliminated by the later champion England.

A few weeks ago, Santos Laguna announced that the jeugdproduct was taken over by City Football Group. The company of Khaldoon Al Mubaradat is the owner of Manchester City.

After Ritsu Doan, Django Warmerdam, Mike te Wierik, Kevin Begois, Todd Kane and Lars Veldwijk is Antuna already the seventh acquisition for trainer Ernest Faber.

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It is unknown whether FC Groningen for the salary of Antuna pay, or a rent transfer to Manchester City. General director Hans Nijland made earlier on Tuesday announced that the club is a hole of € 2.2 million in the budget.

“Structurally, we get a sum deficiency of five tons to 1 million euro”, says Nijland against RTV Noord. “We know that often cover. But next season, we will receive 1.5 million euro less to televisiegelden. We’re also thinking two thousand less season tickets to sell. That is another 400,000 euros less.”

That deficit, according to Nijland, however, be covered from equity. “But that can’t still be a year continue. That’s what we call a challenge. If you’re the coast and not lose sight of, you will never discover new oceans.”

Due to the financial problems, the ‘Northerners’ this season with a smaller budget to go to work. “That was over 17 million and 16.5 million euros.”

See also:
Overview: All zomertransfers in the Premier league

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