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Some Man City fans react as 'brilliant' player completes loan move; will play under 'legend'

Manchester City have confirmed the loan departure of academy graduate Taylor Harwood-Bellis to R.S.C. Anderlecht.

The club announced on their official website that the centre-back will join Vincent Kompany’s side next week and will spend the 2021/22 season in Belgium.

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Harwood-Bellis is one of City’s top youth prospects and last season spent a part of the campaign on-loan with Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

City have enjoyed success of sending youth players to Anderlecht since Kompany’s appointment as manager.

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Lukas Nmecha joined the side last season on loan and was named the club’s Player of the Year. The striker scored 21 goals in all competitions for the Belgian giants.

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With Ruben Dias and John Stones forming the Premier League’s best centre-back pairing last season, first-team chances would have been hard for Harwood-Bellis.

Indeed, a loan spell was always going to be the right decision for the youngster. And on social media, lots of City supporters were buzzing to see Harwood-Bellis make the move to Anderlecht.

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Moreover, fans are excited to see how the England youth international develops under Kompany, who many see as one of City’s best ever centre-backs and captains.

Here’s what some supporters had to say about Harwood-Bellis joining Anderlecht on loan for the season on Twitter…

The 19-year-old defender made 19 appearances for Blackburn last season. Harwood-Bellis has also made eight first-team appearances in his career for City.

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