Journalist Graeme Bailey has suggested that Cole Palmer could leave Manchester City before the summer transfer window closes.

Earlier this summer, it was reported that Brighton & Hove Albion are interested in signing the winger.

Having recently scored City’s goal in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the Community Shield which they ultimately went on to lose on penalties, the 21-year-old, as it stands, looks to once again be a part of Pep Guardiola’s squad for the upcoming Premier League campaign.

However, one journalist has hinted that a late summer transfer move could still be on the cards for the youngster.

Bailey hints at potential Palmer exit

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Speaking in a recent edition of the Talking Transfers podcast, Bailey said this about Palmer and his immediate future at City.

He said: “Cole Palmer is interesting because Brighton like Cole Palmer a lot and they really thought there was a chance of getting him out. Obviously what he’s done with the first team now it looks unlikely.

“Keep an eye on Cole Palmer, he’s an interesting one if he doesn’t feature in the start of the Premier League campaign there may be something happening there but we’ll see on him.”

Last season saw the attacker make 25 appearances for City across all competitions, starting seven of them but only managing to score one goal and deliver one assist.

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With that in mind, it could have been said that a move away from the Etihad Stadium may have been a good option for the winger.

However, now that Riyad Mahrez has departed for a move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli, this could potentially pave the way for Palmer to have a more prominent role in Guardiola’s side.

Moving forward, if City don’t end up bringing in a new winger before the transfer window closes, we feel that the club should keep hold of the Englishman and see if he can prove his worth on the pitch when given the chance to play.

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