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Burnley loanee Harwood-Bellis: Akanji arrival at Man City difficult to take

Burnley loanee Taylor Harwood-Bellis admits he was disappointed seeing Manchester City sign Manuel Akanji.

The 20-year-old made his City senior debut in 2019, but is now looking to Blues legend Vincent Kompany to give him further game time this season.

Speaking to the The Times, Harwood-Bellis said: “I just focus on doing my job at Burnley. I can only do so much from my part, I will keep putting in performances and doing my best. Whatever happens, happens. If I break into [the first-team at] City, then I have achieved my goals but if not I go down another route.

"Obviously it is difficult seeing them sign another centre-half but if you see the quality of the centre-half they have signed it is a difficult one. He is unreal, along with the other ones. Everyone knows it is difficult but, to be fair, I just focus on what I have to do with Burnley and hopefully get Burnley promoted.

“I have never doubted myself that if I get a chance I would take it, but for me personally the best thing was to go on loan especially with the manager being Vincent Kompany as well. We are playing a similar way to City and I feel I have made a good decision, we will see where it goes next season."



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