Manchester City prepared to cash in on Liam Delap

Manchester City will listen to offers for 21-year-old homegrown prospect Liam Delap after he returns from his loan spell at Hull City.

According to a report by The Sun, Liam Delap does not have a future at Manchester City beyond the summer transfer window. The reigning Premier League champions are ready to cash in on the 21-year-old homegrown attacker after he returns from his loan spell at Hull City.

Who is Liam Delap?

Liam Delap is one of several homegrown prospects to make their first-team debuts under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, with Phil Foden being the poster boy of this movement. The son of Stoke City cult hero and former Premier League footballer Rory Delap, he spent most of his formative years with Derby County before joining Manchester City in 2019.

The 21-year-old spent some time in the youth division at Manchester City before making his first-team debut in September 2020. However, regular first-team minutes have come few and far between, and younger academy graduates like Rico Lewis and Oscar Bobb have enjoyed more action in the senior team at Manchester City.

The Englishman has spent the 2023/24 season on loan at Hull City, managing a sub-par tally of eight goals and two assists in 32 appearances across all competitions. That has not done Delap any favours heading into the summer transfer window, with his Manchester City future hanging in the balance.

What next?

The Premier League champions have now decided they are ready to part ways with Liam Delap in the summer transfer window. The 21-year-old English attacker does not feature in Pep Guardiola’s plans. So, it makes sense for Manchester City to cash in on the youngster instead of perennially loaning him out.

The Premier League champions are ready to listen to offers in the region of £10 million for Delap. That is not a high price tag, and the Englishman should find takers in the EFL Championship if not the Premier League. In addition, Manchester City may include a buyback clause in the deal to sanction his sale.

So, Delap might have played his final game for Manchester City, with Pep Guardiola not having long-term plans for him. It will be interesting to see where the 21-year-old attacker lands in the summer transfer window.

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