The 18-year-old academy striker made his Premier League debut earlier this season scoring in a 2-1 victory in the League Cup against Bournemouth back in September.
His future looks extremely bright with report from Daily Star last week claiming Real Madrid were keeping a close eye on Delap – who remains under contract at the Etihad Stadium until 2023.
Pep Guardiola says the stand-out academy talent will be training with the first-team squad “every day” from next season rather than be sent out on loan.
“Liam is training with us this season, like the first season with Brahim (Diaz) and Phil. Jadon (Sancho) did not accept,” Guardiola said.
“Liam, like (James) McAtee, (Cole) Palmer, and Luke Mbete… many players training and doing well. We are in touch with (EDS coach Enzo) Maresca and talking about how they are developing,” he added.
“It’s training with us and next season he’ll be with us next season, training every day.”
Delap is proving to be a bit of a goal machine at the Etihad Stadium. He has now found the net 20 times for the under-23s in just 15 appearances.
In reaction to the news shared on Twitter by City Xtra, many Man City fans have been sharing their thoughts and opinions.
🔥🔥 delaps future is in safe hands
— 93:20💙🦈🍌(AGUEROOOO) (@vikymcfc) April 2, 2021
I won’t mind this guy getting a chance next season if we don’t sign a main st this summer could be a blessing in disguise 👀👀👀
— Champagne Football (@swazzzxd2019) April 2, 2021
All midfielders will be first choice, Jesus second and Delap third ☺️ we won’t buy Haaland or Kane for 150m
— Dmitry (@DmitryKM1) April 2, 2021
Heads will truly explode when Liam scores 20 goals next season.
— Ngozulu Matondo 🙏🏾🇩🇴 (@ngozulumatondo) April 2, 2021
Well mate we also have lucas namecha who is playing with Kompany right now and the guy has 13 goals under his name. I wouldn’t say he is at tbe same level with halaand but he will definitely improve under pep.
— Mr K (@MrK37984829) April 2, 2021
This is good opportunity for him,
For guy 18/19 year old can make to next step career
— Kie (@Kie68536238) April 2, 2021
Delap’s time has come, next season will be the start of something special.
— Thinking… (@MackDaddyLawson) April 2, 2021