‘They should stay’, ‘can’t see us letting either go’ – Man City fans react as talented duo wanted by Premier League club in summer move


Manchester City fans have been reacting to a post on Twitter which relays a report that claims Southampton are keen to secure a summer move for talented duo Cole Palmer and James McAtee.

The Saints, who are set to be one of the busier Premier League outfits this summer, are considering the teenage attacking midfielders after an excellent campaign within City’s U23s.

McAtee chipped in with 18 goals and seven assists in 23 Premier League 2 outings during the 2021/22 campaign, proving to be an extremely influential part of Brian Barry-Murphy’s side.

While Palmer chipped in with 8 goals and four assists in 8 Premier League 2 outings during the 2021/22 campaign. He also made 11 appearances for the Citizens, scoring three goals and providing one assist.

Both Southampton and Hasenhuttl have a history of developing young talent, and they could be in line to do just that once again.

According to The Athletic, Premier League side Southampton are eyeing a summer double swoop for talented Manchester City duo Cole Palmer and James McAtee.

It’s a testament to both players’ potential that Pep Guardiola saw it fit to hand them their senior debuts recently. Capable of playing in several attacking positions, the youngsters will act as a bridge between the Saints’ midfield and attack.

The report was shared on Twitter by City Xtra and it attracted plenty of attention from the club’s supporters.

“No way Palmer is going anywhere. Maybe McAtee. Our squad is already small, so I can’t see us letting either go..”
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“No please. They should stay.”
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“I prefer them in the premier league so that we get to watch them ,since Southampton are interested let’s give them the go ahead.”
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“Loan deals would be a great idea. I’d really want to watch them play more regularly..”
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“Loans only please, with option to recall in January if they don’t start 80% of matches.”
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“I love Mcatee and Palmer, I would hate to see either leave on a transfer. But a loan spell could be exactly what they need if they get the game time..”
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“Cole Palmer shouldn’t be going anywhere. Neither should Mcatee.”
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“Cole won’t go anywhere. He’ll replace Mahrez when he leaves, also he’s getting the Foden treatment. McAtee to Southampton on loan I actually wouldn’t mind, however I want some sort of guarantee that he’s actually going to play as he’s my ideal Gundogan replacement..”
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“Can’t see them getting any of these. But Delap and Bazunu I definitely can see happening.”
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“Would be terrible moves for them, unless they are guaranteed a place in the starting XI every week its better to just keep them at the club..”
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