Gerónimo Ruilli keen on possible Manchester City return

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New Real Sociedad goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli has left the door open regarding a potential move to Manchester City in the future. The Argentine who joined Sociedad from Manchester City this summer has stated he would like to return to a top Champions League side if they came calling for him.

Ruilli joined Real Sociedad on loan from Uruguayan club SD Maldonado for the last two seasons and was bought by City earlier this summer for an undisclosed fee only to be immediately loaned back to the La Liga outfit. Sociedad then released a statement saying they have agreed on a deal buy him outright from City, with the transfer to be completed in the January window.

With the permanent transfer expected to take place, City have a release clause in his contract that lasts until 2019 for £14million. Rulli did not openly mention City but admitted he would be unlikely to turn down the chance to play for a top club in the Champions League.

“I’d be lying if I said that any player would not want to be at one of the best clubs in the world,” Rulli said. “As of today I want to play for La Real, I wear their colours. Then, whatever might happen later, will happen. I’m not thinking about the future now, just the present.”

Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay also accepted his club would be powerless to keep Rulli should the player and City push for a move in the future.

“If Manchester want him, and Rulli wants to go, he will go,” Aperribay said.

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