Football

City sign Australian midfielder Caceres

Manchester City have made their first January signing with the capture of midfielder Anthony Caceres from Central Coast Mariners for an undisclosed fee.

The Australian club announced yesterday morning that a fee had been agreed with City for the 23-year-old Australian.

Caceres is not seen as a player who could challenge for a first-team spot any time soon and he could well be loaned out.

An obvious destination for Caceres would be City's A-League sister club Melbourne City. The league does not allow clubs to buy players from each other, but a loan from Man City would be allowed.

Melbourne boss John van't Schip was coy on any loan move, with the Dutchman quoted in the Australian press saying: "Manchester City are getting him in. More or less, that's it.

"We can't comment (on a potential loan move) but, of course, everybody knows he's a good player. He's one of the better players in the A-League. So we'll just have to see." - PA Sport.

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