Manchester City reject Newcastle United’s January loan transfer to Cole Palmer

Palmer has made a good start to the season after rising through the academy ranks at Etihad stadium after signing a long-term contract that will keep him at his childhood club until at least 2026.

The 19-year-old, who scored his first Champions League goal in a 5-1 win over Club Brugge, has made nine senior appearances since the start of the campaign for Pep Guardiola’s side.

The Wythenshawe-born star made his first Premier League start for Manchester City amid their 3-0 win over Everton, with Raheem Sterling, Rodri and Bernardo Silva all on the scoresheet.

According to the latest information from Sam Lee of The Athletic, Newcastle have had a loan offer for Palmer for the second half of the campaign from Manchester City, who are determined to retain their academy graduate for the remainder of the campaign.

When the idea of ​​a loan at St. James’ Park was brought up, Newcastle have reportedly been told Palmer will feature in Guardiola’s plans in the coming months, with officials at the Etihad stadium ‘very happy’ with the progress made by the teenager this season.

It was recently reported that while Manchester City are not expected to add rostering to their squad during the January transfer window, they could sanction a bunch of loans for young players who would benefit from regular playing time. .

However, the refusal to send Palmer on loan is certainly a testament to the confidence Guardiola has placed in the Englishman, who has impressed every time the 50-year-old has called on him since the start of the campaign.

Palmer scored his first senior goal for Manchester City in the finals of their 6-1 elimination from the Wycombe Wanderers in the Carabao Cup third round, before being given the go-ahead in the next round of 16 loss to West Ham .

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Dorothy H. Lewis