Former Manchester City player, Felix Nmecha, has revealed why he decided to leave the club.

After spending four years in City’s youth ranks, the midfielder joined Wolfsburg on a free transfer back in the 2021 summer window.

Having now joined Borussia Dortmund earlier in the current summer transfer window in a deal worth €30m (£25m), the German has opened up about his time at the Manchester club and why he left.

Nmecha opens up on City exit

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Speaking in a recent interview with Sky Sports Germany, Nmecha had this to say about his departure from City.

He said: “If you are there early at Manchester City, you already have this competitive mentality. Of course, you want to stick with it. So you just work hard and try to be the best.

“I think my brother and I didn’t think much about whether it would continue for us. We just wanted to be the best in our team and play with the older years, that was always a great motivation. When you play with the older group, you feel good and you feel like you’re improving even more.

“For me, it was a time when I wanted to start playing in the first team and at Manchester City I didn’t really have a chance, they are, of course, a great team. That’s why I didn’t want to extend the contract with City and I was looking for other options.

“Then Wolfsburg came at some point. It was not planned for both of us to go there. It’s something special that it happened that way.”

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During his time at City, the midfielder made 86 appearances for the youth sides, scoring 27 goals and delivering 14 assists along the way.

He also made three senior appearances for the club, one of which saw him provide an assist in a five-minute cameo during City’s 3-0 win over Olympiacos in the Champions League back in 2020.

Given the lack of regular senior games he was getting during the 2020/21 season, it’s understandable why Nmecha looked to make a move elsewhere.

Prior to joining his current club, the 22-year-old scored three goals and supplied seven assists in 50 appearances for Wolfsburg in all competitions.

Having now made a name for himself in Germany and even providing an assist in his Dortmund debut, it’s safe to say that leaving City has worked out well for him, especially if he can go on to play a prominent role for his new side and keep making goal contributions on a regular basis.

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