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Rony Lopes 'would like to return to Manchester City'

Lopes 'wants Manchester City return'
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Monaco forward Rony Lopes reveals his desire to return to former club Manchester City one day.

Monaco forward Rony Lopes has said he would like to return to former club Manchester City one day.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder sealed a move to Monaco in 2015, and has impressed for the Ligue 1 club this season after returning from a loan spell at Lille.

Lopes has racked up 11 goals in 39 appearances so far this campaign, establishing himself as a first-team regular for Leonardo Jardim's side.

The skilful prospect expressed his admiration for Portuguese compatriot and Manchester City winger Bernardo Silva.

"I'm happy for Bernardo, he's a friend and seeing what he's been doing in recent games with Manchester City is a very good thing," Lopes is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.

"I'm very happy for him and I hope he'll continue to do beautiful things there. A return to City? Sure I would like to go back, but I am focused on Monaco. I'm fine here."

Lopes, while never featuring in the Premier League for City, did make a substitute appearance in the League Cup semi-final second leg against West Ham United in 2014.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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