According to reports, Arsenal and Liverpool are two of four Premier League clubs in the pursuit of prolific MK Dons wonderkid Dylan Asonganyi.
The teenager striker has scored nine goals in seven matches for the League One side’s Under-18s so far this season, and the Daily Mirror has reported that Asonganyi superb performances have alerted some of English football’s top teams.
That quartet includes Arsenal and Liverpool, as well as title rivals Manchester United and struggling West Ham United, and all the Premier League giants will want to secure the signing of the highly-rated Asonganyi if at all possible.
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MK Dons, naturally, wants to cling on to yet another rising talent from their rising youth academy, and will hope to offer him his first professional contract when he turns 17 in December.
The Buckinghamshire outfits have already produced a number of top flight stars in recent seasons, with the likes of Dele Alli, Brendan Galloway and Sheyi Ojo all playing parts – big and small – at clubs like Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Liverpool.
The 16-year-old is now the next off the production line at their academy, and the chances are that Asonganyi will hope to follow in the footsteps of someone like Tottenham star Alli if and when he is ready to make the step up.
MK Dons boss Robbie Neilson is said to have held tentative talks about handing him a call-up to his senior squad at some time in the next few weeks or months.
The move would give him the chance to prove that he has the ability and talent to make it in a first-team environment, but it would also thrust him into the spotlight and provide further evidence to those interested parties as to whether they should make a move for him.
Any barnstorming performances from Asonganyi in League One would almost certainly lead to a further influx of clubs looking to sign him, so the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool will have to get their skates on if they wish to land him before a massive battle ensues for his services.