Manchester City loans youngster Herrera to Granada

Venezuela midfielder Yangel Herrera has joined newly promoted Granada from Premier League champion Manchester City.

Yangel Herrera in action for Venezuela.   -  Getty Images

Manchester City has sent midfielder Yangel Herrera to LaLiga club Granada on a season-long loan.

Herrera, 21, returns to Spain after making 16 top-flight appearances for Huesca during the second half of last term.

The Venezuela international had spent the previous two years on loan at New York City, a sister club of the Premier League champion.

Herrera started three times at the recent Copa America, helping Venezuela to secure a 0-0 draw against Brazil.

His new club, Granada, sealed a return to LaLiga by finishing second in the Segunda Division last season.

City announced the transfer in a short Twitter statement, with Granada saying he would train with his new team-mates on Friday morning.