Report: Sheffield United interested in loan deal for Manchester City youngster James McAtee

Sheffield United are one of several teams considering a loan deal for Manchester City’s James McAtee, according to reports.

The Blades have already brought in Tommy Doyle from City on a temporary basis and now it looks like they want to add McAtee to their ranks. The midfielder is believed to attract several clubs thanks to his impressive performances for the Sky Blues Under-21 side last season.

The 19-year-old has scored 18 goals and provided seven more assists in the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, amassing 25 goal contributions in just 23 games – a remarkable return given the teenager was mainly deployed in the middle ground.

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McAtee is highly regarded at the club and made his Premier League debut under Pep Guardiola last season. The midfielder was brought on the bench in City’s 3-0 win over Everton last November and would make another appearance in the Sky Blues’ 4-0 loss to Norwich.

Thanks to his excellent performances last season, it was thought that McAtee would be even more involved in the City first team this campaign. However, recent reports reported that the club would be ready to allow the youngster to leave on loan.

This seems to have alerted the attention of several clubs, with Sheffield United being one of the clubs monitoring the youngster. By Danny Hall of the Sheffield StarThe Blades are “interested” in signing the 19-year-old on loan this window.

The report says Leeds, Rangers and Nottingham Forest are also eyeing the midfielder. Despite the increased interest in McAtee, it remains to be seen whether the youngster will leave the Etihad this summer, with a decision on the 19-year-old’s future. should be done in the next few weeks.

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