Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are among a host of Premier League clubs interested in highly-rated MK Dons youngster Dylan Asonganyi.
As per reports from The Mirror, Milton Keynes Dons striker Dylan Asonganyi is on the radar of a host of top Premier League clubs. There have been many scouts in the stands monitoring the youngster’s performances, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all scouring the possibility of signing the prodigious forward.
Asonganyi has been setting fire at the lower age levels for MK Dons, who are credited with bringing through prodigious talents on a regular and consistent basis. The lower league club saw Nick Powell and Dele Alli earn straight moves to Premier League elites like Manchester United and Tottenham respectively.
And while Powell failed to set the stage alight, Alli has more than compensated, becoming one of the most feared and sought-after second strikers or attacking midfielders in world football right now. Asonganyi though, is tipped to be the best product of the MK Dons academy in a long long time.
Scholar @dylan_asonganyi scored on his U23s debut on Tuesday!
— MK Dons FC (@MKDonsFC) October 11, 2017
The 16-year-old’s start to the present season has piqued everyone’s attention, with the player scoring 20 goals in 17 games for the Under-18 and Under-23 MK Dons sides combined. Asonganyi’s matches are being continuously watched by scouts of a host of clubs.
The likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham, Leicester City and Chelsea have all been credited with interest and with sending their scouts to monitor the 16-year-old’s performances. The top clubs had been linked with Asonganyi earlier as well.
But, his recent exploits have seen the interest increase multiple folds. Tottenham’s interest is inevitable. The club is in dire need of a strike partner for Harry Kane. But, a more important reason could be the success from the capture of Dele Alli from the club.
The other suitors are perhaps after the youngster for a similar reason – no top Premier League club would want to miss out on an Alli-like player, not position wise but on the basis of maturity level and the ability to have an instant impact in the Premier League.
— Dylan Asonganyi (@dylan_asonganyi) October 3, 2017
Asonganyi’s pace and strength is a combination rarely found in young strikers. Premier League has seen a lot of forwards with similar skill sets being successful and being highly coveted by the clubs, and the 16-year-old could soon add his own name to the list.
The forward could soon expect himself to be a part of the first-team setup for MK Dons, with Robbie Nelson ready to promote him. The England youth international will command a large fee, certainly larger than Alli’s transfer from MK Dons, considering the current state of the transfer market.
Where he ends up will likely be down to the project that interests him the most. Asonganyi though, looks set for the big stage, a stage definitely bigger than League One.