Journalist Alex Crook has claimed that Cole Palmer could look to make a move away from Manchester City this summer if he doesn’t get assurances he’ll play regularly this season.

The winger’s future at the Etihad Stadium has been up in the air recently, with Palmer saying after the Super Cup victory in midweek that he wants to play regularly, whether it be at City or elsewhere.

With Guardiola then saying that he doesn’t know what will happen with the Englishman before the summer transfer window closes, although ruled out the possibility of him leaving on loan, one journalist has shared a claim on the matter.

Crook says Palmer could look to leave City

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Speaking on talkSPORT, Crook had this to say about Palmer and his future at City.

He said: “Obviously, we know Man City are still looking to strengthen their squad so I think if he isn’t given guarantees by Pep Guardiola then he may well look to make a move from the football club.

“Never easy to walk away from a club of the stature of City but there is a European Championship at the end of the season and of course, he did so well for the U21s Cole Palmer, he might just fancy gate-crashing Gareth Southgate’s plans for Germany.”

So far this season, the 21-year-old has started two of City’s three games and scored a goal in both of the matches he was included in the starting XI in.

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With that in mind, it seems that the winger could well be likely to be playing regularly, especially with Riyad Mahrez now having left the club and Kevin De Bruyne out for the next four months with a hamstring injury.

Moving forward, we feel that the Manchester club should do all they can to keep hold of the attacker this summer, which they would seemingly be able to do if they continue to give him the chance to play and prove himself on the pitch.

One good opportunity for Palmer to show his worth once again could come tonight as City welcome Newcastle United, who conceded the same number of goals (33) as Guardiola’s side did in the Premier League last season, to the Etihad Stadium for their latest match of the new campaign.

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