Anthony Caceres’ loan spell at Sydney FC this season could become a permanent move with the Sky Blues understood to have held talks with his parent club, Manchester City, about keeping the midfielder.
The 26-year-old has emerged as a first team regular under the guidance of coach Steve Corica, having made 15 appearances in all competitions since arriving at Sydney FC in January. He was praised by Corica as Sydney’s hardest working player after Thursday’s 1-0 win over Perth Glory and the coach is eager to keep Caceres at the club for the foreseeable future.
Despite never playing for Manchester City, Caceres has been contracted to the English Premier League giants since January 2016 having spent the bulk of the time since then playing for their affiliated club, Melbourne City, on loan. Understandably, he is not in Pep Guardiola’s plans for next season which has prompted Sydney FC to approach City to permanently sign the midfielder.
While Caceres is not involved in those conversations, his preference would be to stay with Sydney FC full-time instead of returning to Melbourne City for another loan spell next season before his contract with the City Football Group expires in June 2020.