Dylan Crowe is on the radar of Premier League clubs, with Arsenal reportedly looking to pip Manchester United in pursuit of the Ipswich youngster.
Dylan Crowe is the latest young prospect to emerge as a target for the top European clubs, according to The Mirror. Leading the charge for the Ipswich starlet are Arsenal, who are joined by fellow Premier League rivals Manchester United. The likes of Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig are also keeping a track of the youngster’s development.
17-year-old Dylan Crowe is yet to break into the Ipswich first-team. But, the youngster has already bagged an international trophy, emerging triumphant with England in the Under-17 European Championship.
Crowe has been with Ipswich since the age of 12. His potential is generating a lot of interest. Bundesliga hotshots Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig are monitoring Crowe’s development closely. But, Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United are also keen on the 17-year-old.
Arsenal do not have any true options on the right side of the defence apart from Hector Bellerin. Stephan Lichtsteiner is more of a stop-gap solution, with the veteran now 34. Carl Jenkinson is also on their books but has not impressed so far for the club and is currently sidelined with an injury issue.
Manchester United did sign Diogo Dalot to cover the right side of the defence. Antonio Valencia though, might be forced to become an understudy to Dalot quicker than anticipated, with the Ecuadorian not putting in shifts worthy of being a starter at a club of United’s stature.
Bundesliga is being viewed as the freshest destination for English youngsters to develop, with Jadon Sancho proving himself in the league and Ademola Lookman also managing to impress on a short loan spell.
But, Arsenal and Manchester United have shown desire to push through youngsters into the first-team setup on a regular basis for the entirety of the Premier League history and more. Class of 1992 and the “Invincibles” were shining examples of players being bred into champions at each club.
The rich history of Arsenal and Manchester United might just be an attraction that leads to Crowe opting for a stay in England. Arsenal currently lead the race for the Ipswich youngster. There is though, likely to be just one thing on Crowe’s mind. First-team football.