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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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