Liam Delap will be a member of Manchester City’s first squad next season. Despite his just turned 18 years, his performance with the U23 team has not gone unnoticed by anyone, not even by Pep Guardiola, who spoke highly of him at a press conference: “He is doing incredibly well. Next season he will be with us training every day. We are in direct contact with Enzo Maresca – the team’s coach – to see how the players evolve,” said the Catalan coach.
After having scored 26 goals in 22 games, with five assists in between, Delap is one of the proper names in Manchester City, even more so after Guardiola confirmed that amounts close to 100 million will not be spent in the next summer, in reference to a possible arrival of Haaland. According to the argument of the coach ‘citizen’, “It is very likely that we will not sign a forward because we have enough players and interesting players in the quarry.”
One of them, indeed, is Liam Delap. A few days ago, the Daily Star announced Real Madrid’s interest in the son of former Stoke City footballer Rory Delap. This season he has made three first-team appearances since his debut in September, against Bournemouth in the League Cup, where he also scored his first goal.