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Manchester City accepts two eight-figure offers from Premier League clubs for Liam Delap

Manchester City accepts two eight-figure offers from Premier League clubs for Liam Delap

Manchester City transfer officials have reportedly accepted two offers from Premier League clubs for highly-rated academy striker Liam Delap.

The England international striker returned from a season on loan at Hull City, where he excelled under the guidance of former club manager Liam Rosenior. That season, the striker and his teammates narrowly missed out on promotion.

However, with the player’s path blocked in Pep Guardiola’s plans by the likes of Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland in Manchester City’s attack, it is widely known that he will leave the Etihad Stadium for good this summer.

City have received several offers in the first few weeks of the season, but now the question of the player’s future seems to be close to being finalised, with the Premier League champions having accepted two offers.

However, as the BBC pointed out, Manchester City have agreed a similar deal with Southampton and the final decision on the striker’s whereabouts rests with the player.

Liam Delap joined Manchester City on scholarship from Derby County in the summer of 2019 and immediately made a name for himself for the club at U18 level, displaying blistering pace and a powerful, traditional game as a number nine.

After being promoted to the club’s Elite Development Squad for the 2020–21 season and training regularly with the first team, Delap made his first-team debut in September 2020, scoring a goal in the third round of the Carabao Cup against Bournemouth.

At the end of the same season, Liam Delap was awarded the Premier League 2 Player of the Year award after scoring 24 goals in 20 appearances in a championship-winning season and developed into one of the most exciting and sought-after players in English youth football.

Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League debuts followed, before successive loan deals with Stoke City, Preston North End and most recently Hull City saw the club take its first steps in top-level club football.