Do Manchester City have another jewel shining on loan this season?

Could an on loan City youngster potentially make a mark for the world champions? Jadel Katongo has impressed during his loan spell at Peterborough United this season. A look at his performances this season does pose a question. Has Manchester City got another potential jewel stashed away on loan this season?

Speaking on the Hard Truth-Inside the Football Industry podcast Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony was full of praise for Jadel Katongo. He believes that the young defender will be worth £100 million in a few seasons time. When speaking about Katongo MacAnthony said: “Let’s talk about Jadel Katongo, Man City, been fantastic with us, by the way. He’s probably going to be worth £100 million in two, three years’ time.”

It is high praise for the Manchester City youngster from the Peterborough United chairman. Katongo has made 32 appearances in all competitions for Peterborough so far this campaign. He has also added 2 goals and 3 assists as he develops his game for the League One side. His strong form has helped Peterborough rise to fourth in the League One table with 8 games to go in their League One campaign.

In statistics published on, Katongo has played in multiple roles for Peterborough this campaign. He has played at right-back, as a centre back, and as a defensive midfielder at times this season. The ability to play in multiple roles is an attribute that could see the youngster potentially play his way into Pep Guardiola’s future plans.

The rise of Rico Lewis and Oscar Bobb in recent seasons shows there is a path for young players to break into City’s first team. Jadel Katongo could be the next youngster to make his mark given his strong form this season.

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