​Former ​Manchester City youngster Javairo Dilrosun has claimed that the English champions treat players like merchandise, but had warm words to say about the influence manager Pep Guardiola had on him.


Dilrosun joined City from Ajax in 2014 but was unable to progress beyond the Under-23 squad. He made the switch to German side Hertha Berlin this summer and has already made 11 appearances as well as scoring two goals.


However, the Dutch winger does not have a good opinion about City's back office operations, accusing them of treating players like merchandise.


"City are like a company," he told ELF Voetbal . "Players are their merchandise.



"I didn't really speak much face to face with Guardiola, but I've learned so much from just watching him.


"He gave some great advice that made me a better player - details about my first touch for example.


"And he's a very capable of explaining his tactics to his players."


Dilrosun is not the first player to have left the City academy in search of first team game time elsewhere, with Jadon Sancho also doing the same thing when he moved to Borussia Dortmund. The England youngster is getting heaps of praise for his performances in the Bundesliga and City may have lost a talented player in the process.


Although City are not entirely against giving youngsters a chance in the team, with Phil Foden being one of the examples, it is tough for the Under-23 players to break through to the first team, considering there are a galaxy of stars ahead of them who will always be given first preference.