Wolves amongst several Premier League clubs interested in Fleetwood Town youngster

Fleetwood Town have rejected a bid of £200,000 for their nineteen-year-old goalkeeper Billy Crellin as reported by the Dailly Mail.

The report claims Everton have offered for the youngster, but Fleetwood have knocked them back with Wolves said to be monitoring the situation.

Manchester United and Arsenal have also previously made checks on the keeper according to the Mail.

Crellin signed a contract extension at Highbury in the aftermath of his involvement in England Under-17’s World Cup triumph in 2017, where he featured alongside Jordan Sancho and Phil Foden, making one appearance in India during the group stage.

He has a year left on that deal and was given his senior debut in the EFL Trophy last season after manager Joey Barton recalled him from a loan spell at FC United because he felt playing in the struggling National League North side was not aiding his development.

The Mail reports that Everton’s bid included a host of clauses for additional cash if the keeper progressed at Goodison Park but that Fleetwood are aware of other interest and credit Wolves with a link to the player.

Crellin is currently on tour in Portugal with Barton’s first team and is expected to feature as the Cod Army continue their preparations for next season.


Our View

Another talent that looks set to be gobbled up by the Premier League.

It could be a dream move for Crellin to end up at Wolves or Everton, but we can’t help feeling he might be better of staying at Fleetwood for a while longer where he has a much better chance of a first-team breakthrough.

 

 

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