Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are reportedly interested in signing Manchester City prodigy Cole Palmer on a season-long loan deal.

According to The Sun, Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund are plotting a season-long loan move for Manchester City wonderkid Cole Palmer. However, the England Under-21 international, who can play on the flanks or as an attacking midfielder, is highly rated by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, who is reluctant to loan him out.

A Manchester City ccademy product, Palmer is only 20 years old and yet, he plays with a composure belying his tender years and inexperience. He has already made 14 first-team appearances for Manchester City, with five of those outings coming in the Premier League.

The young prodigy has scored goals in the FA Cup, EFL Cup, and UEFA Champions League, which is quite impressive, but he picked up an injury that sidelined him for a chunk of last season. Palmer has seen only a handful of minutes of action across the three league games so far but claimed a fine team goal as Manchester City drew 3-3 with Barcelona in a mid-season friendly.

Palmer was linked with a move to Newcastle United in the winter transfer window. However, Manchester City refused to send the youngster on loan, which is certainly a testament to the trust Guardiola has placed in the Englishman, who has impressed whenever called upon by the Catalan coach since the start of the last campaign and is progressing rapidly.

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The Manchester City prodigy is now attracting interest from one of the most forward-thinking clubs in world football, Borussia Dortmund. The Bundesliga giants are eager to get their hands on the gifted talent, even if it is a straight loan with no option to buy.

The Black and Yellows have an excellent track record of nurturing young English talents, with former Manchester City starlet Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham being perfect examples. While a loan move may appear to be the logical next step in Palmer’s growth, Guardiola does not always view it that way.

For example, instead of loaning out Phil Foden as a teenager, the Manchester City decided that training with the first team week in week out would be more helpful to his growth. And as it turned out, Foden is now an established member of the senior squad, and has made over 170 competitive appearances for Manchester City.

Guardiola reaffirmed his stance on keeping Palmer with the first-team squad this season when he was asked about potential loan departures ahead of their upcoming game against Crystal Palace.  Palmer is expected to have a bigger role in the Manchester City first team this season in a bid to accelerate his development as a permanent member of the senior team.

With Manchester City tying Palmer down to a long-term contract through the summer of 2026, it is evident that the club is committed to cultivating his talents and paving the way for the tricky winger to follow in the footsteps of Phil Foden. It is also mentioned by MEN that he will work closely with Guardiola and the senior side. So, it is highly unlikely that he will be allowed to head out on loan to Dortmund or anywhere this summer.

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