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'Oh my word', 'Pep rates him': Some fans in awe as 'fantastic' talent leaves Manchester City to join them

Manchester City academy graduate Daniel Grimshaw has joined Blackpool on a permanent basis.

The 23-year-old Salford-born goalkeeper came through the ranks at the Premier League club.

Grimshaw featured plentifully for the Citizens at age level and also made one matchday squad at senior level.

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He was on the bench for the 1-0 win over Burton in the League Cup in January 2019.

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Grimshaw also reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Youth League with City’s Elite Development squad.

When he penned a new deal in 2018, Txiki Begiristain sung his praises.

“We are delighted Daniel has agreed this new deal,” he said, via the Manchester Evening News.

“His current contract expired at the end of June and we were obviously keen to keep him as part of our squad.

“He is a goalkeeper of great potential and has impressed Pep Guardiola and his coaching staff over the past two seasons with his hard work and progress.”

However, he didn’t make a senior appearance for Guardiola’s side in the end.

While on City’s books, he had two loan stints, at Hemel Hempstead Town and in Belgium with Lommel SK.

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Grimshaw made 10 appearances with the Proximus League side last season, keeping two clean sheets.

His contract with City expired at the end of the 2020-21 season.

Blackpool announced his arrival on Tuesday, confirming he’d penned a two-year contract.

The club also has an option to extend Grimshaw’s contract by a further 12 months.

Blackpool will play in Championship next season after winning the League One playoffs.

And some of their fans are delighted to see the Manchester City graduate bolster their ranks, praising his arrival on Twitter:

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