It has been reported that with Jeremy Doku looking set to join Manchester City, the future of Cole Palmer has become uncertain.
This comes from journalist Dharmesh Sheth (via Football Daily), after it was claimed by Fabrizio Romano on Monday that the deal to sign the Rennes winger was all but official.
Now, it seems like whether Cole Palmer stays or leaves Manchester City has become a question mark with the possible addition of Jeremy Doku.
Journalist: Jeremy Doku to Manchester City puts Cole Palmer future in doubt
Branded as an ‘exceptional talent’ by Joleon Lescott, the Englishman has certainly made an impression in recent weeks, scoring in the Community Shield against Arsenal and the Super Cup against Sevilla.
However, Pep Guardiola openly admitted on Thursday that the 21-year-old may either be kept or be sold, with there being no option of a potential loan move in his destiny.
Now, Dharmesh Sheth has revealed that with the potential signing of Jeremy Doku, the future of Cole Palmer at Manchester City is now in doubt.
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“It might throw into doubt the future of Cole Palmer as well though. Pep Guardiola has said in this transfer window that if he leaves, it’ll be on a permanent deal, he won’t be allowed to go on loan. Let’s see how that one transpires if Manchester City end up signing Doku.”
Cole Palmer should still be kept at all costs
For starters, as talented as Manchester City target Jeremy Doku, he is known to still be quite raw, much like Cole Palmer due to their inexperience.
In addition, selling a talent like Palmer would be a regrettable decision from City as he has shown that he is ready to thrive at senior level for his boyhood club.
It is also worth emphasising that the Wythenshawe-born wideman profiles just like Riyad Mahrez and stylistically, he is the Algerian legend’s natural heir.
A technical phenom capable of both scoring goals and assists while retaining the ball, Cole Palmer is perhaps Pep Guardiola’s dream winger based on his preferences for wide players since last season.