Manchester City youth team player, Tom Dele-Bashiru has turned up in training with the club’s main squad, as The Citizens commence pre-season drills for the summer.
The development means Dele-Bashiru could be in for a prominent role at Etihad Stadium this season, as he received an early chance to line out with first English Premier League champions’ first team players ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
He joined fellow-Nigerian-born duo of Tosin Adarabioyo and Lukas Nmecha in the session, under the eyes of City’s manager, Pep Guardiola at City Football Academy on Tuesday.
Dele-Bashiru’s presence with the squad might suggest that Guardiola wants to scrutinize him before naming his roster for the club’s tour of United States later this month.
This comes after Guardiola handed Dele-Bashiru his professional debut in City’s League Cup clash against Leicester City in December 2017, when the lad was introduced in the 91st minute as replacement for Phil Foden.
The 18-year-old midfielder, who has represented England at under-16 team, got 29 games with Man Cit
y’s various youth teams last season, including five in the UEFA Youth League.