By Simon Jones for the Each day Mail and Michael Rudling For Mailonline
Manchester Metropolis teenager Liam Delap has joined Stoke Metropolis on a season-long mortgage.
The 19-year-old striker was attracting loads of curiosity from the likes of Southampton, West Brom and Burnley, however the Potters have crushed off the competitors, which means he’ll be part of them till the summer season of 2023.
Stoke introduced the transfer on twitter with the caption: ‘It is executed. Welcome again to the bet365 Stadium, Liam Delap.’
Liam Delap (pictured) was attracting curiosity from loads of golf equipment, however has now joined Stoke
The transfer sees Liam reunited along with his dad, throw-in legend, Rory who used to play for Stoke and is now a coach on the Championship facet.
Delap spent the whole pre-season with the Premier League champions Metropolis, however Pep Guardiola’s facet felt it could be good for the teenager to realize invaluable first-team minutes.
The striker netted 24 instances in 20 Premier League 2 appearances through the 2020-21 marketing campaign, and an additional eight in 10 U23 matches final day trip, Delap has been near the first-team at Manchester Metropolis on a variety of events.
He made his Premier League debut within the 2020-21 season in a 5-2 loss to Leicester Metropolis and performed within the Champions League for the primary time in opposition to Sporting Lisbon this February.
Delap spent the whole pre-season with the Premier League champions Manchester Metropolis
Delap has made six senior appearances for Metropolis in whole, with only one begin – during which he netted in a 2-1 EFL Cup win over Bournemouth in 2020.
The previous Derby County academy product was additionally a part of the England facet to win the Beneath-19 Euros, and got here off the bench within the ultimate because the Three Lions beat Israel 3-1 after further time.
His dad Rory grew to become a cult hero at Stoke, with the defender’s explosive throw-ins below Tony Pulis turning into the stuff of Premier League legend.
His dad Rory grew to become a cult hero at Stoke for his explosive throw-ins within the Premier League
The Republic of Eire worldwide went on to make greater than 200 appearances for The Potters.
The previous Southampton and Sunderland defender has since joined the teaching employees and is now the assistant supervisor to Michael O’Neill.
Liam will likely be hoping he can have an effect like his dad and develop into a followers’ favorite throughout his transient spell with Stoke.
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