Late last month, a report surfaced that Newcastle were tracking Rochdale right-back Luke Matheson.
The report said that Newcastle had began to monitor the youngster when he made his debut for Rochdale at just 15 years of age last year. Matheson turned 17 early this month and has continued to make steady progress for the League 1 side.
He’s made 8 appearances in all competitions this season. The youngster also was called up to the England U-18 team where he made two appearances this month.
Matheson is probably best known for the goal he scored at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup last month. Rochdale ended up losing the game in a penalty shoot-out to Manchester United.
It seems that now the youngster is attracting interest from some other massive Premier League clubs. The Daily Mail is reporting that both Manchester United and Manchester City are set to enter a “bidding war” for Matheson.
He is said to be rated at £10m. The report claims both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola want to add the young right-back to their ranks this January.
Were are not sure if Newcastle are still tracking the youngster. However, the likelihood of getting the English starlet to Tyneside seems now to be remote.
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