Leeds United and Arsenal are amongst a group of Premier League sides interested in signing Quaine Bartley, according to a report from TEAMtalk.
TEAMtalk reports that the 16-year-old is getting regular opportunities to train with AFC Wimbledon’s first-team. He was previously on Tottenham’s books.
The report suggests that Leeds, Arsenal and Chelsea are all monitoring Bartley. However, it would appear that they may face a battle to convince the forward to make a move.
It is suggested by TEAMtalk that he has set his sights on a first-team debut with the Dons. And thus, he is not pushing for a potential move to the top flight.
‘Remember my name’
There is always an element of risk attached to trying to sign such a young player. But Bartley does not appear to lack self-belief.
On his profile on the club’s official website, he has told supporters to remember the name. It is a fantastic attitude to have. And it should perhaps come as no surprise if the top flight trio are not the only teams monitoring his progress.
Joining any of the trio could arguably represent a fantastic move. Leeds and Arsenal have recruited superbly from the EFL in recent years. Chelsea meanwhile, are using more of their youngsters under Frank Lampard.
So it will be very interesting to see if any manage to convince Bartley to move on in the coming months.