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Marlos Moreno

Marlos Moreno

20 September 1996, Medellin, Colombia
Joined City
06 August 2016
Marlos Moreno

Promising young Colombian forward

Colombian international Marlos Moreno joined from Atletico Nacional in August 2016.

He was immediately loaned out to La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna .

Born in Medellin, Moreno was one of the breakout stars in last season’s Copa Libertadores, South America’s Champions League equivalent, scoring three times in his first three games in the competition.

On arriving at City, Moreno said: "City are one of the best clubs in the world. It will be nice to experience being part of such a big Club. I want to make the most of it."

City's Director of Football Txiki Begiristain said: "Marlos is an excellent prospect who has already broken into his national team. He's a versatile player, still learning, but we believe he has a fantastic future in the game and with City."

It was the Copa Libertadores performances which led leading South American football journalist Tim Vickery to declare him “the best young talent on the continent.”

Vickery wrote of Moreno: “There are no guarantees but not since the likes of Sergio Aguero, Alexis Sanchez and Neymar have I been so enthusiastic about a young player.”

Making his debut as a second-half substitute against Rionegro Aguilas as recently as July 2014, Moreno has enjoyed a meteoric ascent, going on to score his first professional goal on 10 September 2015. 

An international call-up soon followed in February of the following year and he made his senior bow in March 2015, replacing Juan Cuadrado as an 85th minute substitute, setting up a last-minute winner for Edwin Cardona against Uruguay.

Moreno broke through playing on the left wing where he can cut inside and strike shots with power and precision but he was also noted for his work rate, his intelligent interchanges and ability to see the picture when it comes to passing the ball.

The 19-year old can play anywhere across the front positions and has enjoyed comparisons with Colombian legend Faustino Asprilla.

Moreno spent the 2016/17 season on loan with Deportivo La Coruna and will spend the 2017/18 campaign with Girona.

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