City has an academy filled with growing talent, and over the past 12 months, several academy products have been integrated into the club’s core team under the leadership of the Catalan boss.
Phil Foden has established himself as a key player in Pep Guardiola’s squad since his retirement from the academic system, while the likes of Cole Palmer and Liam Delap will look forward to carving a path similar to Phil Foden’s throughout the coming season.
However, due to the sheer number of high-profile players at the club’s disposal, not every high-ranking young person can find a spot on the club’s core team and be loaned out to foster their development.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola commented on where several of the club’s young players will go about their business this season.
In his post-match press conference following the 5-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday afternoon, the Catalan coach noted that players such as Liam Delap, Cole Palmer, James McAthy, Luc Mbete and Romeo Lavia will be “be with us all season“.
Remarkably, however, Pep Guardiola stated that Tommy Doyle “looking forward to a loan“this season.
Doyle made his club debut in the Carabao Cup match against Southampton in October 2019, in which the Blues won 3-1 en route to capturing the trophy. The 19-year-old also bowed down in the Premier League after being introduced to Riyad Marez at the end of a 5-0 win at Newcastle United.
Tommy Doyle, grandson of two club icons, Glyn Pardo and Mike Doyle, joined Manchester City at the age of eight and played seven games for the senior team.
Doyle on loan while Cole Palmer and James McAthey remain at the club may indicate that he is not as highly regarded as some of his Manchester City teammates.
Alternatively, however, Doyle’s departure on loan could have been because the club believed that, like so many before him, the midfielder would benefit greatly from a league loan.
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