Premier League clubs monitoring young striker.
Premier League duo Manchester United and Liverpool are on red alert after the news that Crewe Alexandra youngster Max Clayton has rejected a new contract with the League One club.
The two giants may pounce for the 18-year-old striker this summer, as the Daily Express claims that he won’t be renewing his current deal, which expires in 12 months’ time.
Crewe have a good recent history of producing promising young talent, having sold another starlet Nick Powell to United last summer, and they will not want to lose Clayton on a free transfer next season.
The talented youngster scored 9 times for Crewe this season, including a goal in his side’s 2-0 win over Southend in the Football League Trophy Final at Wembley, and has been involved with their first team since the age of just 16.
Both Liverpool and United have a fondness for giving young English talent a chance to shine at their clubs, and a talent such as Clayton would surely welcome the chance to develop further in the Premier League.
Other players who enjoyed successful careers in the Premier League after starting at Crewe include former Liverpool and Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy, and former West Ham striker Dean Ashton, both of whom also played for England.