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Jose  Angel Tasende

Jose Angel Tasende

Born
04 January 1997, Coristanco
Joined City
15 January 2014
Jose  Angel Tasende

Spanish left back Jose Angel Tasende, known as Angelino, signed as a first year scholar in July 2013, but was already a regular for City u18s the during the 2012-13 campaign.


Adept defensively and going forward, Angelino can take a good corner and produce a thundering free kick from up to 25 yards.


The Spaniard’s pace and accurate crossing ability give City a valuable attacking outlet down the left, and his late strike against Liverpool last term was nominated for Academy Goal of the Season.


An impressive start to his first season as a scholar led to Angelino’s inclusion in the u19 UEFA Youth League squad, and he was involved in all but one of City’s European fixtures as Patrick Vieira’s men made it all the way to the quarter finals.

 

A Spanish youth international, Angelino’s eye-catching performances led to the defender making his U21 debut before his 17th birthday. 

 

He joined sister club New York City FC on loan in July 2015 until the end of the 2015 MLS season, making 14 appearances and assisting 4 goals as NYCFC failed to make the play-offs in their inaugural season.


Upon his return, Angelino made his debut for the first-team against Aston Villa in the FA Cup in January 2016.

 

He went on to be named in squads on a number of occasions in the remaining months, as well as playing an important role for the EDS in the run-in.


That form gave him the push to be included in the first team tour of Munich and China. He then made his first competitive appearance for Pep Guardiola as a second half substitute in the home leg of the Champions League play-off against Steaua Bucharest and was promoted to the first-team squad in 2016/17.

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