On-loan Manchester City winger could be Italy-bound

Espanyol winger Vladimir Weiss could be Serie A-bound when his current loan deal from Manchester City expires at the end of this season.

Talksport reports that sources in Italy claim both Bologna and Cagliari have sounded City out about the possibility of signing the 22-year-old in the summer after his stint in La Liga.

Weiss, whose father is the Head Coach of the Slovakian national side, has struggled to break into Roberto Mancini’s side at the Etihad Stadium since joining as a youngster, having had loan spells at Bolton Wanderers and in Scotland with Glasgow Rangers before making his way to the Catalan capital. Despite making just one league appearance for City, coming on as a substitute in a 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers in May, 2009, he has impressed at Espanyol with two goals in 15 appearances and helped Mauricio Pochettino’s men to fifth in the table.

Only last month Weiss expressed a desire to remain at the Cornella El-Prat on a permanent arrangement when he spoke to Pravda.

“My City contract expires in summer 2013,” he explained. “I will soon have to ponder the question whether to extend a new contract there or move on. For the moment I’m focused on doing my duties at Espanyol in order to have offers I could choose from this summer.

“I liked playing in the Premier League but now I have a feeling that the Spanish league has gone into my blood and that it suits me even more,” he added.

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