Further vestiges of Manchester City's Sven Goran Eriksson era seem likely to be swept away, with a loan deal under discussion that would take striker Felipe Caicedo to Sporting Lisbon and a possible move to Racing Santander for Javier Garrido.Caicedo, whom Eriksson signed from the Swiss club Basle 18 months ago, led the line for City against Kaizer Chiefs at Kings Park Stadium here last night but Sporting are keen to wrap up a deal as soon as possible.
As I posted yesterday, now that the bulk of the incoming transfers has been completed, we should begin to see departures from the club over the coming weeks as sides look to strengthen their squads ahead of the season.
Both Garrido and Caicedo have been previously linked with moves away from the club, and it would not be a huge surprise if either moved on this summer.
Garrido is very much second choice at left back and will find his opportunities limited behind Wayne Bridge, and given he failed to beat out Michael Ball last season, Mark Hughes clearly does hold him in high esteem.
More interesting is Caicedo. He did win over a number of people over the latter part of 2008/09, when he did show plenty of promise. He is very raw indeed, but has the potential and physical tools to be a potent part of an attack so perhaps a loan deal, rather than a permanent move away from the club is the most suitable option.