Carlton Palmer reckons that West Brom signing Manchester City youngster Liam Delap is a move that would suit all parties.
The teenager, son of former long throw specialist Rory Delap, has made three first-team outings for City, but has caught the eye of most of the Championship following his exhilarating form in Premier League 2.
Delap, who netted on his senior debut in the EFL Cup for Pep Guardiola’s men, struck 24 times in 20 appearances for City’s Under-23s last term, including three hat-tricks and four braces.
And according to The Express and Star, West Brom are the latest second-tier outfit to register their interest in the 18-year-old, even though he’s currently injured and hasn’t been involved in either of City’s two competitive fixtures this season.
But with Delap desperate for regular first-team football, something that’s unlikely to happen at City, Palmer believes a switch to the Hawthorns would benefit the youngster.
He exclusively told Football FanCast:
“Of course, because he’s a young player. And I have said young players need to play first-team football.
“So yeah, go out and play first-team football, get experience, be in the first-team dressing room – and it’s a benefit for all parties.”