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Teenage sensation Charlie Allen will be snapped up soon, predicts Healy amid Premier League interest

 

Charlie Allen
Charlie Allen

By Steven Beacom

Linfield's teenage sensation Charlie Allen won't be at Windsor Park for long, according to Blues boss David Healy.

The much sought after 15-year-old midfielder was named in Linfield's original squad for Wednesday night's Champions League clash with Rosenborg but didn't make the matchday panel.

Had he played, Allen would have become the youngest player from the UK to ever feature in the competition and one of the youngest of all time.

Given that Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Leicester, Leeds, Celtic, Rangers and Aberdeen are all interested in the youngster, he should have many more big games to look forward to in the future.

Healy said: "Charlie was named in the 25-man squad for the Rosenborg game which tells you how much we rate him.

"He's still young, developing and has a lot to learn, but I know, in time, Charlie won't see his 17th or 18th birthday at Linfield.

"He will be elsewhere. Our plan is to guide him the best way for the next 12 months when he is here.

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"He is still at school and hopefully when he does go he will make the right choices and have an incredible full-time career."

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