Rochdale starlet Daniel Adshead is being tracked by Europe’s top clubs – including several Premier League sides – TEAMtalk has been told.
Adshead, who has only just turned 16, became Dale’s youngest ever player to start a first-team game when he played the full game in their win over Bury in the Check-A-Trade Trophy last week
The young midfielder has bee training with Dale’s first time since he was 14, and now boss Keith Hill has moved quickly to promote him to his first-team.
“I always intended on rewarding Dan for what I believe he can become and for what he’s also doing now because he deserves it,” said Hill.
A source close to the situation told TEAMtalk: “Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton have all been scouting him regularly.
“And we know European clubs have also been alerted to his progress too.”
We can reveal the European clubs watching him are Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Adshead won’t be moving until next summer at the earliest though, as he does not complete his schooling until next May – after which he is expected to move on, and clearly will not be short of options.