According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (17/11; page 67), Arsenal and Manchester United are both interested in Hartlepool United goalkeeper Brad Young.
Young is yet to make his senior debut for the National League side. However, Pools have shown that they have high hopes for the 17-year-old by handing him his first professional contract earlier this year.
The Hartlepool Mail reports that he rejected a League One club to sign those terms. But it appears that he may soon be the subject of offers from much higher up the pyramid.
The Sun on Sunday (17/11; page 67) reports that the Gunners and Red Devils have both been tracking Young, who has been called up by England at youth level.
The report notes that the non-league side are set to want a decent fee for the goalkeeper.
It is difficult to imagine either club being put off by Hartlepool’s asking price if they see something in Young. Whatever his side want could prove to be a real bargain if he realises the potential that both Arsenal and Manchester United believe he could have.
Young however, would be forgiven for seriously considering staying put, even if Arsenal or Manchester United come calling. He is still developing, and may want to be at a club which provides the quickest route towards the first-team.
Of course, a move to the Emirates or Old Trafford would be incredibly difficult to turn down.