Leeds United, Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in signing AFC Wimbledon youngster Quaine Bartley, according to TEAMtalk.
The 16-year-old is yet to make his first-team debut for Wimbledon, but is said to be highly regarded by those at Plough Lane.
The youngster – who is a natural number nine – was released by Tottenham Hotspur at the end of last season, and Wimbledon snapped him up.
He has since impressed in their youth side and is understood to be training with Glyn Hodges and the first-team, after catching the eye following his arrival.
According to TEAMtalk, Leeds, Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in signing Bartley, as they look to add another young talent to their academies.
Bartley, though, is reportedly keen to stay at AFC Wimbledon and fight for a place in the first-team, despite plenty of high-profile interest surfacing.
Wimbledon sit 12th in the League One table after a 1-0 win at Rochdale this afternoon, thanks to Ethan Chislett’s stoppage-time winner.
It’s good to see that Bartley doesn’t want to force a move away from Wimbledon.
We see so many young players move to big clubs just because of their size and stature, but they never get regular game time and don’t seem to make an impact.
Bartley looks to be a young, strong centre-forward, and with the right coaching and development, he could be a useful player in the future.