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Matija Nastasic joins Schalke on loan

Matija Nastasic has joined German side Schalke 04 on loan until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent deal.

The defender signed for City in 2012 after a series of impressive displays for Serie A outfit Fiorentina, and made his club debut away to Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Adapting quickly to the Premier League, Matija forced his way into the starting XI and was voted City’s Player of the Month for November.

He made 30 appearances in all competitions in his first season in England, and his sensational form saw him voted the club’s Young Player of the Year for 2012/13.

Although injury limited his opportunities the following term, the 21-year-old went on to collect a Premier League medal in May 2014.  

A senior Serbia international since the age of 18, Nastasic has made 51 appearances for City over two and a half years in Manchester.

Everyone at the club wishes him luck for the rest of the campaign.

You can keep up to date with Matija’s progress in our weekly Loan Watch feature right here on mcfc.co.uk.

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