Name: Lewis Fiorini
Born: 17 May 2002, Manchester
Parent Club: Manchester City
Contract Expires: June 2022 (Loan)
Fiorini is Manchester-born and has been with the club since the age of six. He has yet to appear for their senior side, but in 2018/19 he did play four fixtures for their Under 21 outfit in the EFL Trophy, starting one and coming off the bench three times. He then moved abroad on loan, playing in the Eerste Divisie (the same as Lewis Montsma) the second-tier of Dutch football, with NAC Breda. His team finished fifth. That qualified them for the play-offs, where they reached the final only to be beaten by NEC. In total, he appeared 32 times for the Dutch side, bagging six goals and three assists. His exciting form earned him a callup to Scotland Under 21s, for whom he appeared twice prior to joining the Imps.
Speaking of his first loan, it seems Fiorini was looking to add to the physicality of his game. In an interview with City Xtra, he said of the move: “City were more wary with other ones in terms of physicality and style of play, but when this one came up, they had no doubts and I was happy as well. The style over here in Holland it’s not too physical, there’s more emphasis on the technical side but at the same time there is enough of the physical side of the game to help me develop so I think it’s the perfect balance.”
On July 1, 2021, he penned a new five-year deal with Manchester City, before joining the Imps on a season-long loan deal.
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