Man Utd, Arsenal tracking Fulham midfield prospect

Rob McCarthy

Matt O’Riley is the latest Fulham youngster to be linked with a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United and Arsenal reportedly tracking the 16-year-old.

The midfielder is following in the footsteps of Ryan Sessegnon and Dennis Adeniran, who recently joined Everton, in attracting top-flight interest, according to the report in the Daily Mirror.

O’Riley, who joined Fulham at Under-9s level, played for the club’s Under-18s last season before becoming the Cottagers’ youngest ever goalscorer at Under-23s level.

During the early part of this season he appeared twice for the first team in the League Cup, particularly impressing in the win over Wycombe, while he was also called up to the England Under-17s squad for September games against South Africa and Brazil.

Despite being linked with some of the Premier League’s big hitters, Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic is hopeful he will stay: “I expect he can be an important player for our club in the future.”