Portsmouth starlet Conor Chaplin has been watched by scouts from both Derby County and Liverpool, a club insider from Portsmouth has confirmed to Football League World.
The 18-year-old striker has attracted the interest of both clubs in the face of a few good performances in League Two. And despite only starting five professional matches so far in his career, the Englishman could be the subject of major interest from the two clubs in the near future.
Chaplin signed his first professional contract at Fratton Park last year and has recently been offered a new three-year deal with the fourth-tier club.
But the lure of Premier League and Sky Bet Championship football may test the resolve of Portsmouth as they have a job on their hands to deflect interest from elsewhere.
It is unlikely that the youngster will jump straight into Derby or Liverpool’s first team set-ups, but being viewed as a future prospect, the youngster might see a move to the top-two tiers of English football as beneficial for his career development.
He certainly has the potential to be a top player in the future and Portsmouth fans will be hoping that their club can retain his services as they look to get promoted to League One this season.
Derby fans…. Are you happy that your scouts are looking at Chaplin? Would he be a good addition to your youth set-up? Let us know in the comments below!