DUBLIN, IRELAND - JULY 30: Vladimir Weiss of Manchester City is tackled by Barry Malloy during the Dublin Super Cup match between Manchester City and Airtricity XI at Aviva Stadium on July 30, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Weiss has also headed to Spain, where he will play for Espanyol. The Slovakian winger has made a good impression on previous spells away from City, at Bolton Wanderers in 2009/10 and Rangers for the whole of the last campaign.
Whilst Weiss has been loaned previously, primarily with a view to gaining experience, it is perhaps difficult to draw the same conclusion this time around.
Although he had a positive pre-season, Weiss does appear to be well down the pecking order with a reported permanent deal to Russia hitting a late hitch and his future does now appear to be away from the club.