Everton are targeting Glentoran’s George Feeney.
That’s according to the Belfast Telegraph, who have reported that the Toffees are one of six Premier League clubs chasing the teenager.
Feeney, who is only 15 years old, has already featured for the club’s senior team after making his debut last week in their County Antrim Shield win over Crusaders. The forward’s impressive cameo led to him making his first league appearance off the bench in their 4-2 win at Newry City at the weekend.
Feeney, who is in the Glentoran Academy and Irish FA JD Academy, has attracted plenty of attention from the English top flight and was reportedly watched by a number of scouts at The Glens’ reserve match against Cliftonville last night.
The youngster already has a name to live up to at Glentoran as he is the son of manager and former Northern Ireland striker, Warren.
Warren Feeney made 46 caps and scored five times for his country, while Warren Senior played for both Glentoran and the national team in 1976 and George’s great grandfather Jimmy played twice for Ireland – meaning the teenager could be the fourth generation of the family to eventually feature at international level.
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Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph this summer, the youngest Feeney said: “My grandad is my biggest fan and always going on about playing for Northern Ireland so there’s a big family feel to it. I’m really enjoying the training (at the Academy) which is preparing me for a possible move across the water.
“As long as I get a cap I will be happy. It will be four generations of the family playing for Northern Ireland and it will be massive and emotional. My dad always goes on about his career so hopefully I can get more caps than him!”
Everton will reportedly compete with Chelsea, Brighton & Hove Albion, Crystal Palace, West Ham and Sheffield United for the 15-year-old’s signature.