After two successful years in the academy, Oscar Bobb was promoted to the Manchester City first team this summer.
The Manchester City academy does not anticipate Oscar Bobb to return to the lower divisions this season for game time, according to his agent, who also claims that the young player won’t leave the club before Friday’s transfer deadline.
In recognition of his outstanding play, Bobb, who has won the academy’s Player of the Year award for the past two years, has been promoted to Pep Guardiola’s senior team.
The Norwegian made an appearance during the preseason and made an impression, although he has yet to play in any competitive games. There has been some speculation that Bobb would look for regular games out on loan as Cole Palmer is anticipated to join Chelsea permanently and James McAtee could leave on loan.
However, although teams have shown interest in Bobb, there are currently no plans for him to depart before Friday’s transfer deadline, according to agent Steven Howson of ICM Stellar, who represents Bobb.
Chelsea and City are close to a deal for Palmer.
There will always be teams looking for talented young players from Manchester City, he said. But City has a strategy with Oscar; they truly like him and want to watch him grow up with the first squad this year.
You have to learn and act in that environment when you play with 22 other extremely good players, some of the best in the world. Every week, you must be psychologically tough and prepared for those obstacles. But in the end, it only makes you stronger and better.
According to Brian Barry-Murphy, the Under-21 coach of Bobb, the academy does not anticipate the forward being available for the Elite Development Squad this year because it would not be in the forward’s best interest.
As excellent as I’ve ever seen any of my players at the academy, Oscar has undoubtedly been a magical player for us, according to Barry-Murphy, who speaks to MEN Sport.
“You’re going to be measured against the best players on the best team in the world, that much is apparent. He will consider what the club determines to be in Oscar’s best interests. Seeing him join the first team and start to demonstrate his abilities has been incredibly exciting. Wherever he ends up, it will be interesting to see how the season plays out for him.
Since we haven’t seen him since the Under-21s, I assume he doesn’t want to see us. It’s advantageous for him to distinguish himself from us and get to the first team. We want him to act that way and demonstrate his abilities.
Palmer and other players weren’t made available for the EDS last season, unlike in years past when they frequently played for Guardiola’s first team and the EDS at the same time.
It might not be beneficial to drop back unless there is a genuine demand for game activity, Barry-Murphy continued. The year before last, it had already occurred, but none of the players dropped back last year. We believe Oscar can succeed in a first-team setting, and if we can help, we will.