Josh Adam was involved in first team training at Manchester City on Monday ahead of tonight’s UEFA Champions League clash against Red Star Belgrade.
That is according to Joe Bray of the Manchester Evening News.
What’s the story?
Well, the 19-year-old was actually the subject of interest from a number of top European sides over the summer.
The Daily Mail revealed that Adam was wanted by Lille and Club Brugge – the report added that Manchester City are tipping him to have a bright future.
Now – after a departure failed to materialise – the teenager has received an invitation from Pep Guardiola to train with the first team, as he takes a momentous step towards making his Manchester City debut.
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So far in his time at the Etihad Stadium since arriving from Celtic in August 2020, Adam has only represented Manchester City at Under-18, Under-19 and also Under-21 level.
The Glasgow-born prodigy scored 11 goals and provided ten assists in 44 appearances for the Under-18 side.
Adam then impressed enough in just seven outings for the Under-19 side to move into the Under-21 ranks, where he currently has four goals and one assist in 24 games.
Bray adds that Micah Hamilton was also in training, along with two other unnamed youngsters.
Josh Adam will have to wait for Manchester City debut
While an invitation to first team training suggests Adam is on the right track to making his Manchester City debut, it will not come against Red Star Belgrade.
Bray of the Manchester Evening News added that only Oscar Bobb and Rico Lewis are on Manchester City’s B list for tonight’s UEFA Champions League clash, meaning that the Scotland Under-21 international will not be involved.
Nevertheless, it still speaks volumes that Adam was considered by Guardiola for training, and if he keeps impressing the Spaniard, a debut surely isn’t far away.