The Daily Mail claim Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers are battling a handful of other English clubs for Carlisle United’s teenage starlet Liam McCarron.
The 18-year-old attacker clocked up 20 appearances at senior level for Carlisle last season, after first making his debut back in September under John Sheridan in an EFL Cup clash.
McCarron has impressed when given the chance but failed to help Carlisle achieve a place in the League Two play-off places, finishing in 11th place – just three points behind Newport County.
The pocket-sized attacker, who can play up front and out wide, is said to be interesting Leeds and Wolves, as well as Sheffield United and Derby County. It is believed Wolves and Sheffield United are leading the race.
The youngster has 12 months remaining on his contract, and is said to be available for a bargain £250,000.
McCarron has a big decision to make. A move to Wolves seems the most appealing, but the Midlands club would rather sign new players instead of bringing youngsters through.
Meanwhile, Sheffield United propose a tantalising opportunity. A lack of depth and Chris Wilder’s willingness to give youth a go is tempting, but a move to Leeds or Derby would best suit McCarron.
Marcelo Bielsa gave a whole of Leeds youngsters their debut this season, including Jack Clarke and Jamie Shackleton. Frank Lampard has also given many young players a go. McCarron must choose wisely.