Last Word On Football’s Football Transfer News looks at the latest news and rumours from around world football. Today’s edition looks at some of the hot prospects being chased by some of Europe’s top clubs.
We take a look at a Benfica youngster being chased by Manchester United and Manchester City. Plus, with the likes of Real Madrid circling, can Tottenham Hotspur hold onto hot prospect Troy Parrott. Also, could Crystal Palace lose a highly-rated 15-year-old? We also look at the Anderlecht young star interesting Southampton.
Transfer Rumours: Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Southampton.
City and United Chase Benfica Youngster
According to Matt Malby of the Mirror, Manchester United have joined Manchester City in the race for Benfica youngster Florentino Luis. City pursued the Spaniard in the summer, with many fans describing Luis as the next N’Golo Kante. Eventually, the 20-year-old decided to stay in Portugal.
Pep Guardiola remains interested; however, rivals United have now entered the race. Portugal holds Luis in high regard. He recently signed a new contract with Benfica. His release clause has since risen to €120 million.
Spurs Hot Prospect Wanted
Calciomercato.com are reporting that Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are chasing Tottenham forward Troy Parrott. 17-year-old Parrott has recently been capped by the Republic of Ireland Under 21 side. He has impressed with three goals in two games. His performances have drawn comparisons with former Ireland favourite Robbie Keane.
Parrott has yet to feature in Tottenham’s first-team squad. However, he could feature in the Carabao Cup. He has been training with the first-team squad but with Mauricio Pochettino calling for patience with the young star. With some of Europe’s top clubs circling, Spurs could face a fight to keep the young star.
15-Year-Old Palace Midfielder Wanted
David Kent of the Mail is reporting that Jadan Raymond of Crystal Palace is wanted by Valencia and Benfica. Both clubs became alerted to the 15-year-olds talents whilst playing for England Under 17’s in the Syrenka Cup in Poland. Many view hot prospect Raymond as the brightest talent at Palace’s academy.
The youngster is in the final year of his academy contract. As yet, Palace have been unable to agree a new deal. Valencia and Benfica could battle it out for his signature and could sign him for as little as £250,000.
Southampton Transfer Rumours: Saints Chase Belgian Youngster
Southampton are chasing Anderlecht starlet Yari Verschaeren. According to Anderlecht Online, the Saints are hoping to complete the deal in January. Already a key player with the Belgian club, the 18-year-old would cost in the region of £13 million.
Verschaeren has become hot property this year. A star for Belgium in the summer during the Under 21 European Championships, he scored an impressive individual goal against hosts Italy. Yannik Bolasie, the Everton winger who spent time on loan with Anderlecht last season, compared him with Eden Hazard.