The Daily Mail claim Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers are just two teams looking to sign Birmingham City teenager Romello Mitchell, and have made enquiries.
The 16-year-old has enjoyed an excellent season for the Blues’ Under-18 side. He is wanted by a whole host of England’s biggest clubs, and could be on his way in the summer.
Wolves are said to be in pole position to raid their Midlands rivals. However, Leeds and Southampton are also said to have made enquiries for the speed machine striker.
Manchester City are also said to have opened contact with Birmingham for Mitchell, while Liverpool and Manchester United have already been reported this season as scouting the striker.
Wolves are said to be looking to strike an agreement ‘soon’, as they look to pip their rivals to the post. But the lure of big clubs such as Liverpool and both Manchester clubs could sway Mitchell’s decision.
Similarly, Leeds’ excellent youth system under Marcelo Bielsa has seen plenty of teenage talent make their senior debuts for the club this season. That could also prove tempting for Mitchell.
A move to Wolves may be a backwards step for Mitchell. The club’s spending power is only going to improve the more they remain in the Premier League, and that may see Nuno Espirito Santo sign players rather than promoting youth.
Manchester United showed they are willing to use youth, but they had little choice against PSG. Liverpool and Manchester City certainly prefer to spend.
That makes Leeds or Southampton Mitchell’s best options if he is looking to for senior football sooner rather than later. But former Leeds boss Garry Monk will be desperate to keep Mitchell at St. Andrews.