Pablo Moreno recently left Manchester City to join Maritimo on a permanent deal, the Portuguese club confirmed in late-July. He spent two years at the Etihad Stadium but failed to make an appearance at youth or senior level, so it wasn’t a shock that he moved on.
The 20-year-old was immediately loaned out to City Football Group side Girona upon signing for Man City, but he struggled to make a telling impact with two goals from 45 games, so the Premier League champions cut their losses and sold him this summer.
Where will Manchester City finish in the Premier League this season?
5th or lower
Moreno is still young enough to have a successful career, but big things were expected of him by now. The centre-forward was a product of Barcelona’s academy before being headhunted by Juventus in 2018. He played in their youth sides for two years before Man City took a stab at him, but he hasn’t managed to kick on.
Moreno, who represented Spain at U18 level, needs first-team football for the sake of his development, so it might be wise to take a step back now in order to take two forward in the future.