Clubs battle for Manchester City midfielder as Pep Guardiola gives him greenlight to leave

James McAtee Manchester City
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Manchester City midfielder James McAtee is attracting interest from several clubs after Pep Guardiola gave the 19 year old midfielder the greenlight to leave the club on loan this summer.

Scottish giants Rangers are intent on landing Manchester City sensation James McAtee on loan this summer, according to The Scottish Sun.

Leeds United, Brighton and a number of English Championship sides also desperate to sign the talented teenager on loan.

Rangers are hoping they can persuade Pep Guardiola that the youngster would benefit more from a stint in Glasgow.

The Europa League finalists tried and failed to bring McAtee north in January last season.

However, after their European heroics — and with the possibility of the Champions League in the new campaign — they are hoping Manchester City will have a change of heart.

McAtee is highly regarded by Manchester City and was recently handed a bumper new three-year deal.

Across the entirety of the 2021/22 season, James McAtee scored a staggering 23 goals, alongside a further eight assist in 34 appearances in all competitions for Manchester City youth teams.

As a reward for his efforts in the Premier League 2 division alone, James McAtee was named as the Player of the Season for the 2021/22 campaign.

McAtee is a good passer of the ball. He’s a central midfielder who is also very good playing in an attacking position due to his excellent movement.

McAtee has, so far, made six appearances for Manchester City’s first team, a testament to his ability as a footballer.