According to a new report from Stoke-on-Trent Live, Stoke City is planning to make a contract offer to coveted asset Emre Tezgel.
The 16-year-old attacker is one of England’s hottest properties at the moment, and is largely regarded as one of the most promising young players to emerge from the Potters’ academy in recent years.
He was promoted to the U18s last season and has since rewarded the club’s trust in him by scoring eight goals in seven games this season.
And his excellent form has not gone unnoticed, with Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea rumoured to be among a slew of clubs interested in signing him.
Stoke, on the other hand, are rumored to be planning to give him a professional contract in November, with manager Michael O’Neill recently stating:
“Obviously, we want the lad to stay at Stoke.” When the chance has presented itself, we’ve had him practice with the first team on several occasions. I believe he enjoyed himself, and I hope he views Stoke as the best choice for him.
“This is the nature of young footballers.” They are highly sought after, and the recruitment process for the major Premier League teams begins from an early age.
“However, we must persuade Emre that the best road to the next chapter of his career, wherever that may lead him, is through Stoke.” That is what I believe is best for the youngster, and I believe his family believes the same.