Whilst Arsenal, Man City and Liverpool are being touted as the trio of clubs most likely to bag the Premier League this season – it would appear that their rivalry is extending off the field too!
According to the Sun, the trio of clubs are set to battle it out for highly-rated Fulham man Matt O’Riley – who is rated very highly amongst the youth football fans.
At just 15-years-old, O’Riley is certainly a target for the future – but the trio of Premier League clubs are seemingly ready to put a lot of stock into his future.
The Sun add that any deal will likely require in excess of £1m – a fee that is easily affordable for any of the 3 clubs.
Whilst he is a relatively unknown name, O’Riley has been making waves throughout Fulham’s developmental systems – and could eventually be set for a first team role.
The midfielder has previously played for teams far beyond his years, including a spell with Fulham under-16’s when he was just 14.
See a clip from that session below…
Interestingly, O’Riley has turned out for both England and Denmark at under-16 level – having made 3 starts for the English variant.
Whilst any deal is yet to be confirmed, it seems likely that the might of the Premier League will be too much for Fulham to withstand.