A claim has been made that Cole Palmer could be on the brink of leaving Manchester City, either on loan or on a permanent basis.

This comes from journalist Alex Crook on talkSPORT’s Premier League Access podcast, after Pep Guardiola admitted after the Community Shield that he was unsure about the youngster’s future.

Now, it has been revealed that there remain question marks over whether Cole Palmer will even be a Manchester City player next season.

Journalist: Cole Palmer future at Manchester City is ‘on a knife edge’

Branded as ‘excellent’ by Kevin Campbell after his belter against Arsenal on Sunday, the 21-year-old reminded the world of why he is one of his boyhood club’s biggest talents.

However, after the contest, the Englishman himself admitted that he has no idea about where his future lies, as he intended to speak to the club itself.

Now, it has been reported that Cole Palmer could be well on his way to bidding farewell to Manchester City.

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“That goal will do Cole Palmer no harm at all because it’s on a knife edge if he stays or if they’re willing to let him out on loan or even sell him. I know Brighton would be keen to sign him permanently.”

Selling Palmer would be a howler

While one can even fathom sending Cole Palmer on loan to ensure he plays regular first-team football next season, Manchester City would be making a blunder by selling him.

As the highly-rated winger showcased against Mikel Arteta’s side, he has it all in his locker to become a world-class player.

In terms of his profile, Palmer is the most natural heir to Mahrez at the club, being a tremendous technician, a major threat in 1v1 situations and a potential output machine.

To let go of such a talent who could help the Sky Blues in the present would be a nonsensical decision to say the least.

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