Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham all rejected in favour of… Huddersfield Town.
Huddersfield have beaten three of the Premier League’s biggest sides in the race for non-league strike ace, Daniel Carr, report The Express.
The-18-year-old had been on trial with Liverpool and Spurs had sent numerous scouts to watch the striker who has scored 24 goals for Dulwich Hamlet in the Ryman Division One South this season. Chelsea had also been interested in taking a closer look.
However, it is Championship strugglers, Huddersfield Town, who have won the race to land the highly rated youngster and boos, Mark Robbins spoke of his delight at the news.
“The club has done really well to get to the front of the queue for Daniel given the level of interest in him, as well as the calibre of interested parties – we have been very proactive in making this deal happen,” he said, “Daniel is a goalscorer and has terrific feet, I can see him playing up front and out wide. His task now is to continue his progression and development as a player for the rest of the season and once he joins us in the summer.”
Carr, who was once a player at Reading’s academy has signed a two-year deal with The Terriers and follows in the footsteps of Ian Wright, Peter Crouch and Alan Pardew in moving from Hamlet into professional football.