By Kevin Campbell

22nd Jun, 2022 | 4:00pm

Man City striker Cole Palmer backed to leave on loan after journalist's update - Campbell

Kevin Campbell has urged Cole Palmer to leave Man City on loan this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker insisted the 20-year-old striker would learn a lot from a temporary spell away from the Etihad.

Palmer made 10 appearances for Man City in 2021-22 campaign but only three were starts.

Man City’s strike force will be bolstered by the additions of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez next season.

According to Fabrizio Romano (20 June), more than five clubs have contacted City with a view to signing the Alvarez on loan.

However, the Premier League club are said to have no interest in letting their new signing leave.

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When asked by Football Insider if Palmer would therefore likely leave on loan, Campbell said: “Yeah I think so.

“Cole Palmer needs to go out on loan. Playing sparingly here and there and in the youth teams isn’t enough for a player like him.

“He is a young, talented player who needs game time under his belt. He needs to get out of there and get roughed up a little bit. That is the only way you learn what real football is like.

“Believe you me, playing with world-class players ever week is a privilege. To play with quality players, winning every week is all fine and well but he will learn from going out on loan.

“When he comes back he will appreciate playing for Man City so much more.”

In other news, Liverpool have been backed to challenge Man City for the title after transfer plan is reported.