Pep Guardiola gave an update on the future of Cole Palmer following his amazing goal in the Community Shield.
Palmer grabbed headlines yesterday despite City losing to Arsenal at Wembley.
City were just seconds away from winning the game in 90 minutes.
But a deflected goal flew past the helpless Stefan Ortega right at the death, meaning the contest went to a penalty shooutout.
Following misses from Kevin De Bruyne and Rodri, Arsenal won.
It was a real shame for Palmer especially, because his goal was worthy of winning the game.
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The spotlight is now on the 21-year-old and what will happen with him.
And Guardiola didn’t give an awful lot away after yesterday’s game.
Pep Guardiola offers update on Cole Palmer’s future after stunning Community Shield striker
Just recently, there have been reports of interest from other clubs in Palmer.
Apparently, Brighton are keen on the youngster.
There is also apparently some interest from Sheffield United, who took both James McAtee and Tommy Doyle on loan last season.
Pep said after the defeat to Arsenal (via Daily Mail): “Tomorrow he is going to train with us.
“We have a lot of confidence in him. He wanted to play more last season. He didn’t play much. The agent, himself, we have to talk to the club. I don’t know what’s going to happen. It is a total player.”
Palmer should stay and replace Riyad Mahrez
Palmer is so close to becoming more involved at City.
Arguably, it hasn’t happened for him yet at the Etihad because of the sheer amount of quality players in his position.
But with Riyad Mahrez having now moved on, this could be his chance.
And hopefully it is. Because the £20,000-a-week star has had to be very patient.
It would be brilliant to see another academy graduate become a top option for Pep after Phil Foden.
We shall see what happens, but he definitely made an impression yesterday against Arsenal. He certainly wowed Roy Keane, who proceeded to call Palmer ‘quality’ after the game.