And City are now planning to take him on their pre-season tour next summer to integrate him into the first-team picture.
An Etihad source said: “Pablo is all set for his chance at City next year. He is in his third spell in three years at Girona and impressing.
“The club have sent scouts to watch his last two games and there has been some rave reviews with Pep very happy with his progress.
“He will be involved in the summer tour plans and then become part of the first-team next season. He is at that level now."