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