James McAtee is seen as the following expertise to progress off Manchester Metropolis’s academy manufacturing line, with the 19-year-old possessing an abundance of skill. The Salford-born teen not too long ago signed a three-year contract extension with the membership, ending months of hypothesis about his long-term future. Pep Guardiola is seemingly a giant fan, and he is managed to persuade McAtee there’s a future for him even amongst such a star-studded squad. Metropolis solely must level to the instance of Phil Foden. The 21-year-old has simply picked up his second Premier League Younger Participant of the Yr award and is a daily in Gareth Southgate’s England setup. His journey would be the first main academy success story the membership level to sooner or later, with membership chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak confirming final week that 80 per cent of the present academy comes straight from the native space. READ MORE: Pep Guardiola talks with Sheikh Mansour bode effectively for Man Metropolis’s future McAtee’s improvement will certainly attain a brand new degree subsequent season, however his expertise has already been recognised by the FA. The teen has been handed an England U21 call-up for his or her subsequent three worldwide fixtures. He’ll be part of Metropolis teammates Taylor Harwood-Bellis, James Trafford and Tommy Doyle within the squad forward of video games towards Albania, Kosovo and Slovenia later this month — and McAtee will likely be hoping to make his debut in a type of video games. Dubbed the ‘Salford Silva’ by his teammates, Guardiola will likely be hoping the midfielder can progress even additional this season and compete with members of the first-team squad for normal game-time. With a number of contract points nonetheless up within the air, will probably be an enormous likelihood for him to impress.
James McAtee made his Manchester Metropolis debut earlier this season.
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Cole Palmer has progressed into common member of Guardiola’s squad this season and made his full Premier League debut towards Everton in late 2021. The midfielder was trusted to plug gaps within the crew when accidents to key gamers occurred and McAtee will wish to observe an identical path to Palmer and, in the end, Foden. His plain expertise is clearly too good for the Premier League 2 — a contest the place he received the Participant of the Season in 2021/22 — and his transient cameos have proven he can combine it with the first-team squad. An England call-up additional reinforces that message and sign to Guardiola he is able to take the following step in his Metropolis profession.