Arsenal and Manchester are both said to be keeping tabs on highly-rated 16-year-old Fulham wonder-kid Matt O’Riley, who’s performances for the Whites has seen him earn a call up to the England under-17 squad, as reported by the Mirror.
O’Riley, 16, has already made two starts for Slavisa Jokanovic’s side in the League Cup this season, with the player also having featured for the club’s youth side in the Checkatrade Trophy as well.
Following these appearances, O’Riley has since been called up the latest England under-17 squad ahead of next month’s under-17 World Cup in India.
Fulham, who have high hopes for O’Riley, are set to face a battle to keep ahold of the 16-year-old amid interest from a number of big Premier League club, with the midfielder also attracting interest from a host of foreign clubs as well, as per the Mirror.
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Fulham manager Jokanovic has already spoken about O’Riley’s impressive performances for the club, saying that he expects the star to”be an important player for our club in the future.”
Should Arsenal or Man City end up going through with moves for O’Riley, it’ll be interesting to see how the youngster develops under either Arsene Wenger or Pep Guardiola.