Manchester City striker Felipe Caicedo is to join Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan deal. The 20-year-old - who made 27 league appearances for the Blues last season - has slipped down the pecking order following the summer arrivals of Carlos Tevez, Emmanuel Adebayor and Roque Santa Cruz. The deal will allow Caicedo to be included in Sporting's Champions League squad. "My objective is to play and to demonstrate that I can triumph in Europe," he told skysports.com. "City have many forwards who have arrived this summer and they have complicated my presence. "But to be with a club like Sporting Lisbon is a personal challenge to me. "I am very happy to be able to play in the Champions League. Portugal is a good championship and I do not believe there will be any problems for me adapting my style." Caicedo follows fellow Manchester City strikers Ched Evans and Darius Vassell out of the Eastlands door, with the Welsh international signing for Sheffield United and Vassell joining Turkish outfit Ankaragucu. NEWS: Blades bag Ched Evans CITY FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: One on One Sven Goran Eriksson Web Exclusives Joe Corrigan Q&A Robinho Boy's A Bit Special Michael Johnson Ask A Silly Question Peter Reid, Alan Ball What Happened Next? Jim Whitley, Tony Cunningham Sing When You’re Winning David Threlfall Plus Joe Corrigan on Weekend Wonders and City on Talentspotter
23 July 2009
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