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LA Galaxy attacker Uriel Antuna hopes for Man City chance

Exciting Mexico attacker Uriel Antuna hopes he can make it at parent club Manchester City.

The El Tri ace is currently on-loan with LA Galaxy and has confirmed he's just penned new terms with City to 2022. The 22 year-old was snapped up by City two years ago from Santos Laguna. Antuna signing a four-year contract at the time.

With UK work permit requirements an issue, he was immediately sent to Holland where Antuna essentially would launch his senior career on a two-season loan arrangement with FC Groningen.

But it was his temporary move to the Galaxy which has seen his development accelerate. It was as a Galaxy player in the USA's MLS competition that saw Antuna win his first caps with Mexico. And his progress has now been recognised by City with this new one-year contract extension.

"The new contract is the result of things that I have been doing well, thanks to the effort and sacrifice. Being on the field gives you a lot of experience, a lot of confidence to play, to touch, to work and all those kind of things," he is quoted by Marca telling Fox Sports.

While enjoying his time in Los Angeles with the Galaxy, Antuna admits his ultimate ambition is to make at City - despite the great talent manager Pep Guardiola currently has at his disposal.

He continued, "My dream is to be with City and fight for a place there.

"There are world-class players but nothing is impossible, I will fight and try to be in one of the best teams in the world."

- updated October 7

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