By Nnamdi Onyeagwara

16th Aug, 2022 | 8:10pm

Manchester City starlet Liam Delap set for talks with Guardiola - Elias Burke

Manchester City striker Liam Delap is set for talks with manager Pep Guardiola on the next step in his career, according to the Athletic’s Elias Burke.

Delap, 19, has been linked to a move away from the club for the majority of the transfer window, with the likes of Southampton and Stoke City showing interest in the forward.

However, nothing has yet materialised and now the teenager is set for talks with his manager on what will come next in his future for the 2022-23 season.

Showdown talks for Delap?

These talks could be very important in the future of Delap, who is looking for clarity on the club’s plans for him before making his next career move.

The teenager has already proved himself at youth level, scoring an absurd 46 goals in 53 games for the Man City youth teams, a goal-scoring rate of a goal every 1.2 games.

Delap, son of former Premier League midfielder Rory, has also been a success on the international front, being part of the successful England under-19 side that won the European Championships in Slovakia this summer.

In addition to this, he has also made six appearances for the City first team, scoring one goal against Bournemouth in 2020 as a 17-year-old.

However, despite being one of the most highly rated talents in Man City’s youth academy, a pathway to the first team got increasingly harder for him once the champions secured the signings of Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland.

With Man City youngster, James McAtee, leaving the club on loan to join Sheffield United, it is a possibility that Delap will have to follow suit to make a name for himself in mens football.

In other Manchester City news, new signing Sergio Gomez can be an adaptable dream for Guardiola.