Manchester City prospect Karim Rekik looks set to sign a one-year loan deal with Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven, reports talkSPORT

The young defender is yet to fully break into the Manchester City first-team, but is highly thought of amongst the Etihad coaching staff.

New Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has taken the decision to send the former Feyenoord man back to his native Holland to gain further first-team experience.

Club officials will hope that this experience will stand him in good stead for years to come, when Rekik does eventually break into the City first team, as expected.

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini handed Rekik his first-team debut last season against Reading, where he impressed in what has been his only taste of first-team football for the club. 

Rekik has completed loan moves at Portsmouth and Blackburn Rovers during his time at Eastlands, making eight appearances for Portsmouth in the 2012 season and five appearances for Blackburn.

He signed a five-month loan deal with Michael Appleton at Blackburn, whom he worked with during his time at Portsmouth.

Although a deal is yet to be concluded between Manchester City and PSV, a medical has been penned in for the coming days, as the 18-year-old prepares for a third loan spell away from City, where he will hope to impress new manager Pellegrini and force his way into his plans ahead of next season. 


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