Derby County are hoping to profit from their potential new owners good working relationship with Manchester City according to The Daily Mirror (18 November, page 54).
Sheikh Khaled bin Zayed Al Nehayan is eyeing a takeover at Derby, and is reportedly keen to bring in players from the Premier League side, who is owned by his cousin Sheikh Mansour.
Derby have endured a miserable season so far, with the Rams currently sat bottom of the Championship table after their opening 11 matches of this year’s campaign.
The Rams have recently parted company with Phillip Cocu, which means that they’re now searching for a new manager to turn around their dismal run of form in the second-tier so far.
But with new owners seemingly edging closer to being in place, the club’s supporters will surely be excited by the prospect of working with Manchester City to sign some of their players.
We take a look at TWO Manchester City players that Derby County could realistically sign in January after this emerging report.
Find out who they are, below….
Delap burst onto the scene for Manchester City when he scored their opening in the Third Round of the EFL Cup this year.
It came in a 2-1 win over the Cherries, with Delap netting in his first senior appearance for the club, which certainly won’t have gone unnoticed.
He has also made his Premier League debut this season, which came in a frustrating 5-2 defeat against Leicester City earlier this term.
Delap could be one of the youngsters that are sent out on loan in search of regular minutes in the Championship in the future.
Rogers has only been with Manchester City since 2019, when he from West Brom.
The 18-year-old made one appearance for West Brom’s first-team in his time with the Baggies, and Manchester City wasted no time in signing him after a number of strong performances for West Brom’s Under-18s and Under 23s side.
His scenario could be similar to that of Liam Delap’s, with Rogers highly unlikely to be feature for the first-team anytime soon with Pep Guardiola having better options available to him at this moment in time.
Rogers recently netted a brace against Southampton for the club’s Under-23s team, and it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Manchester City were looking to find him regular game time in senior football in the near future to further his development.