Cole Palmer was among the Manchester City travelling squad, ahead of their Premier League clash against Chelsea, City Xtra understand.
The 18-year-old was part of a number of academy players to receive a call-up to first-team training earlier this month, when the Premier League restarted following the postponement of the competition due to COVID-19.
City Xtra understand that following a late omission from the initial squad, Cole Palmer was called-up to travel with the rest of the Manchester City first-team for tonight’s Premier League clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
It is currently unknown whether Palmer will play any part, feature as a named substitute, or merely act as part of the travelling contingent, however it marks a major step forward in the development of the promising teenager.
The England youth international was among a number of Manchester City academy stars called-up to the first-team earlier this month, alongside the likes of Felix Nmecha, Gavin Bazunu, Tommy Doyle, and Taylor Harwood-Bellis.
Palmer has had quite a remarkable campaign in the U18 Premier League for Manchester City, scoring 15 goals and registering five assists in just 14 appearances in the competition.
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