Pep Guardiola to promote another youngster to Manchester City first-team squad – report

Manchester City will promote young goalkeeper Daniel Grimshaw to the third-choice role next season behind Ederson and Claudio Bravo, according to The Sun on Sunday.

Grimshaw, 20, was City’s penalty shoot-out hero in the UEFA Youth League last season with big performances against Liverpool and Inter helping City into the semi-finals where they lost 4-5 to Barcelona.

With Joe Hart having no future at the club and Angus Gunn – linked with a £15million move to Southampton – heading out permanently or on loan, Grimshaw is likely to assume the role of back-up goalkeeper to the two senior stars.

Aro Muric, who could potentially rival Daniel for the spot, has recently been in the Netherlands with NAC Breda but is currently back in Manchester. A loan move seems likely for the Swiss giant, with NAC still an option.

Grimshaw signed a new three-year extension in June this year and is highly regarded at City, who have a fine tradition of developing good goalkeepers.

Pep Guardiola has not been shy of integrated academy players into his squad. Phil Foden, Brahim Diaz and Tosin Adarabioyo members of the City first-team squad last season, with Foden and Brahim playing enough to receive Premier League title medals.

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