German side Schalke have agreed to sign Manchester City struggling centre-back Matija Nastasic on a loan deal, as per BBC reports.
BBC reported that the Bundesliga outfit and Premier League side have reached an agreement for a loan move of Matija Nastasic for the remainder of the season.
The 21-year-old centre-half has failed to impress the Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini and spent most of his time away from first team action.
Schalke posted on twitter: “Matija Nastasic to the Royal Blues. Schalke get Serbia international on loan.”
The Serbian defender will complete his loan move in the coming few days.
Arsenal and West Ham United were also keeping tabs on his situation, however, they will now have to look for other defenders in the market.
Nastasic Manchester City career:
Nastasic joined Manchester City on a five year deal from Fiorentina in 2012. He has netted a goal in his 51 appearances for the Citizens.
This season, he has only made one appearance which was against Arsenal in Community Shield game before the start of the Premier League campaign.
The Serbian player has never been a regular player for the Citizens even when Roberto Mancini was in charge. But comparing his days to current season, he is surely lacking playing time but hopefully will be offered at Schalke.Columnist: Shah Arsalan