Coventry City are leading the race to sign Cheltenham Town youngster Aaron Evans-Harriott and look set sign the midfielder in January as reported by Gloucestershire Live.
The Sky Blues are ahead of the queue to sign the seventeen-year-old who is also being monitored by Premier League Leicester City and Championship outfit Barnsley according to the report.
The Wales Under-15 international became the youngest player to make his senior debut for the Robins in the Football League era when he went on as a substitute in the final minutes of their EFL Trophy win over West Ham United Under-21s in October.
Evans-Harriott has been with Cheltenham since the age of eight, but the report suggests the future of the first year scholar now lays away from the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.
Coventry are challenging for a League One Playoff place and have a good record of developing young talent with Callum Wilson, James Maddison, Cyrus Christie and Tom Bayliss four recent success stories from the Coventry academy.
It would certainly be a step up in level for the pacy teenager who’s produced some outstanding displays in Cheltenham’s run to the third round of the FA Youth Cup this season.
With Coventry’s record developing young talent so impressive, this move would make total sense for Evans-Harriott.
Sam McCallum is another talent who has come through the ranks to establish himself in the Sky Blues first-team and then attract interest from bigger clubs.
This deal looks a no brainer for all involved, and we expect to see it happen once we have seen in the New Year.