Manchester City defender Taylor Harwood-Bellis is reportedly expected to leave the club this week.

The Citizens have seen numerous players make moves away from the Etihad Stadium during this summer transfer window such as Carlos Borges, Ilkay Gundogan, Aymeric Laporte and Riyad Mahrez.

Now though, with the transfer deadline on the horizon, another player looks to be facing the exit door.

Harwood-Bellis expected to leave City

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A recent report from The Telegraph had this to say on the situation surrounding the centre-back.

It said: “Meanwhile, City centre-half Taylor Harwood-Bellis is another academy product expected to move before Friday’s deadline.

“Nottingham Forest have the England under-21 captain on a list of potential additions, while Championship clubs Leeds and Southampton are also keen on a loan deal.

“It is understood that former City coach Enzo Maresca, now the manager of Leicester City, is now unlikely to sign him.”

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Burnley, helping Vincent Kompany’s side win promotion back to the Premier League and making 32 Championship appearances in doing so.

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Back in September, Kompany said that the Englishman’s best attributes are his “leadership and his incredible drive and high standards,” which makes it easy to see why the youngster has numerous clubs looking to strike a deal for him this week.

Having not featured in any of City’s matchday squads this season, this is a clear indication that he’s not likely to be getting much game time in Pep Guardiola’s side and that a move elsewhere could be the best option for all parties, especially if a top-flight side like Forest come in for him.

Moving forward, if a club makes an offer to sign Harwood-Bellis in the next day or so, whether it be on another loan or a permanent basis, City should definitely let the player go if it would benefit his career in terms of playing regularly.

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