Port Vale Star Linked With Move To Champions League Outfit

Port Vale youngster Liam Brazier is being watched by La Liga champions Barcelona as well as clubs in the Premier League despite having yet to make his debut in League One, according to The Mirror.

The Valiants have produced several excellent players in recent years including first-team stars Jack Shorrock, James Plant and Nathan Smith as well as Ipswich Town star Samy Morsy, who could be playing in England’s top-flight next season.

One player who seems likely to make his league debut under manager Andy Crosby next is Brazier. The 17-year-old has already made three appearances this season for the Staffordshire club in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy, although the side eventually bowed out in the second round following a 2-0 defeat against Bolton Wanderers.

However, The Mirror are now reporting that the teenage sensation could be on the move before even getting the opportunity to play a senior league match for the Valiants. The Mirror are claiming that Brazier has garnered interest from Catalan giants Barcelona.

Furthermore, the report states that Brazier has come to the attention of “a number of Premier League clubs” who have scouted the youngster in games for Port Vale’s academy.

One of these top-flight teams is said to be West Ham United. The Sun recently revealed that the Hammers are keen to sign Brazier but that Port Vale are seeking £750,000 for his signature before the winter window closes.

Additionally, German outlet Sport Bild reported back in December that Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund are keeping tabs on Brazier’s situation at Valiant Park.

Writer’s View

This is the harsh reality for a lot of clubs lower than the pyramid. They develop wonderfully gifted players who are snapped up straight away by bigger clubs in Europe or the country with little compensation offered.

Brazier is a sensational footballer at such a young age but should he carry out his potential, he’ll be worth countless times the £750,000 that Port Vale reportedly want for him by the end of the decade.

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