Premier League rivals Liverpool and Manchester City are reportedly interested in signing impressive Crystal Palace starlet Zion Atta.
The 16-year-old forward moved to Selhurst Park when he was just 13. Palace splashed out £60,000 to prise him away from fellow London side Millwall.
The Eagles are said to beaten off competition from a number of big European clubs to land Atta. However, it would appear that they now have a fight on their hands to keep him.
According to the Daily Mail, title-chasing Liverpool and City retain an interest in Atta, fresh from their draw on Sunday.
Indeed, we revealed more than a year ago how a number of Premier League clubs were after the player.
The youngster is eligible to represent both Italy and the Ivory Coast. But he is currently a member of England’s Under-16 squad.
Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are not the only ones keeping an eye on Atta, however. The report adds that Bundesliga trio Bayern Munich, Augsburg and Borussia Monchengladbach are also keen.
Atta cannot pen professional terms at Palace until he turns 17. But the teenager is understood to have committed his future to the Eagles by signing a scholarship deal.
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Keane ‘TV gold’ after Kyle Walker rant
Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has insisted Roy Keane is ‘TV gold’, despite criticism over his comments chastising Manchester City defender Kyle Walker on Sky Sports.
Keane labelled Walker an “idiot” and a “car crash” as he gave away a first half penalty for fouling Liverpool forward Sadio Mane in Sunday’s game at the Etihad Stadium.
The inflammatory nature of Keane’s analysis has sparked some criticism, yet Aldridge has told sundayworld.com that the former Manchester United skipper is one of the best pundits on TV.
“A lot of people are offended by Roy and there is no doubt he speaks from the heart. But for me, he is TV gold,” stated Aldridge, who played with Keane for Ireland.
“He is not doing it to get attention. Roy has no interest in making more money as he will have loads of that after his fantastic career and he is not like others who are trying to say controversial things to attract a few more followers on social media.
“Roy has always been a guy who has strong views and I saw that at times when I played with him, but we always go on well. Even though he was a Man United man and I was Liverpool through-and-through, we had a good relationship and I love watching him on TV.” Read more…
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