Manchester City are tracking the progress of Crystal Palace left-back Tyrick Mitchell ahead of a potential summer swoop, reports the Sun.
A product of the Crystal Palace academy, Tyrick Mitchell, 22, is enjoying his breakthrough campaign under manager Patrick Vieira. He has missed just eight minutes of action in the Premier League this season, impressing over 29 appearances. He has registered two assists and helped the Eagles keep eight clean sheets in the process.
The consistent performances of the youngster has earned him a call-up to the England squad as a replacement for the injured Reece James. And Mitchell’s showings in a Crystal Palace shirt have also caught the attention of clubs such as Chelsea, Newcastle United and Tottenham, the Sun adds.
But the 22-year-old is believed to be happy at Selhurst Park and enjoying life under Patrick Vieira, whose side beat Everton 4-0 last weekend to reach the FA Cup semi-finals. The report further states that the south London club will unlikely be willing to part ways with Mitchell for a modest fee and could demand up to £50m that Manchester United paid for Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the summer of 2019.
Given the talent and huge potential Mitchell quite clearly possesses, and that Benjamin Mendy has been indefinitely suspended by Manchester City and Oleksandr Zinchenko not getting enough game time this season, it is easy to see why Pep Guardiola would be interested in a move for the Crystal Palace starlet.
Joao Cancelo has nailed down his place at left-back in the last 12-15 months and established himself as arguably the best in that position in the Premier League. This season, the Portuguese defender has become one of the first names on Guardiola’s team sheet, helping Manchester City to the top of the table.
The fact of the matter is Cancelo is a right-back by trade and could be moved to his original position next season, with Kyle Walker in need of cover and competition. This could result in the Sky Blues investing in a left-back in the summer, and if Mitchell is the right fit then the club must try their best to get him at a reasonable price.