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Stoke tussle with Premier League big boys in race for talented youngster

Wales' Daniel Davies during the international friendly

Stoke City are rumoured to be interested in highly-rated full back Daniel Davies.

The young Wrexham defender has been attracting attention from major Premier League clubs, including Chelsea and Liverpool. Aged just 16, Davies is yet to make a senior appearance, however, he impressed in pre-season fixtures against Burnley Under-23’s and Fleetwood Town XI. The wonderkid also made his debut for Wales Under-18 against England Under-18 this September.

According to Goal, Davies has already received trial offers from Liverpool, Brighton and Stoke.

But Chelsea are currently favourites for the Welshman’s signature, due to having a week-long trial at the London club.

Due to his bulky physique, the youngster has already received comparisons to Welsh hero Gareth Bale.

Bale also started his career as a left-sided full-back.

Should any club decide to offer the talented youngster a contract, there will reportedly be no compensation due to Wrexham.

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Stoke prepare contract offer for hot prospect

Stoke City are also believed to be prepared to offer England youth striker Emre Tezgel a professional contract.

Tezgel,16, has shone through the ranks at Stoke, and is already training with the under-18 squad.

The youngster has eight goals in seven games this season, and has become one of the star performers for England Under-17’s.

Despite being scouted by Chelsea, manager Michael O’Neill believes the Potters is the best club for Tezgel’s development. 

Speaking to StokeonTrentLive, he said: Clearly we want the boy to stay at Stoke.

“We’ve had him training with the first team on a number of occasions when the opportunity has allowed. I think he’s enjoyed that and hopefully he sees Stoke as the right option for him.”

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