The Spaniard, who rejoined the club from PSV in 2019, depart for a second spell at Leipzig – the side he performed so well with last campaign.
The season-long loan will include an appearance-based obligation to buy for an €18 million (£16m/$21m) fee.
Leipzig will have to make the deal permanent once the Spaniard has played 12 competitive games for Leipzig—five of those have to be played in the second half of the season.
Should that threshold be met, Leipzig would land the Spaniard on a four-year deal until 2025.
However, according to MEN, City have inserted another buy-back clause into that deal so they will be able to bring him back to the Etihad for a third time if they come back with €40m for him.
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by City Chief and Man City Xtra, Manchester City fans have expressed their thoughts and opinions.
We are so shit at selling omg
— Focus On Yourself🇹🇹🇧🇧 (@Relly_95) September 9, 2020
This is awful business, truly awful
— Jonny (@mcfc_JD) September 9, 2020
😂😂😂😂😂😂🤦🏾♂️we sold him then bought him now sell him and we can potentially buy him again
— ⚡cσℓℓเɳร™➐ (@collinsMCFC) September 9, 2020
They will ask for a loan next year again,typical City
— Cityzennn (@thecityzensfc) September 9, 2020
Surely we can’t buy him back for a 3rd time😂
— CityCaptain (@CityCaptain2) September 9, 2020
he has potential to become 1 of the best left backs so its smart
— 12 🐬☘️💥 (@stopthecaps) September 9, 2020
Lepzig must be laughing all the way to the bank…
Any chance of us hiring their negotiators to get the Koulibaly deal over the line? 🤣
— TrueBlue c.72 (@TrueBlueSince72) September 9, 2020