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According to a recent report by the Belfast Telegraph, Liverpool are keeping tabs on Linfield youngster Charlie Allen and are keen on recruiting him. However, the same source has also claimed that the Reds will face stiff competition from Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Leicester City, Leeds United, Celtic, Rangers and Aberdeen in pursuit of the Northern Ireland wonderkid.

In a recent interview, Linfield chairman Roy McGivern shed some light on Allen’s future and said (via Belfast Telegraph), “There’s massive interest in Charlie. Glenn Ferguson would tell you that from his work with the Academy and David Healy sees that he is a great talent and wants to aid his development.

“Such is Charlie’s talent, he’s good enough to go across the water in the future and have his pick of clubs.”

The Remarkable Rise Of Charlie Allen In Irish Football

The 15-year-old is one of the brightest prospects in Irish football and is destined to become a world-class talent in the future. Allen is such an exceptional player that the Linfield manager was considering including him in his squad for their important UEFA Champions League first qualifying round first leg match versus Rosenborg at Windsor Park yesterday. However, Allen was left out as his team suffered a bitter 2-0 loss against the Norwegian outfit.

The Irish prodigy made his debut for Linfield’s first-team in the final game of the previous campaign. Allen was recently a subject of high praise from Linfield’s Academy director Glenn Ferguson who described the youngster as “one of the brightest prospects” (via Belfast Telegraph). 

What Does The Linfield Striker Offer On The Pitch?

Allen primarily plays as a centre-forward and works his socks off every time he steps on to the pitch. He is also a lethal finisher in the final third, but the Irish whizkid still has a long way to go before he is ready to feature in the Premier League regularly.

Is Allen A Prospect For The Future?

The addition of a player of Allen’s potential will undoubtedly bolster Jurgen Klopp’s attacking options in the future. For now, he would have to focus on improving his skills on the field so that he can become a star player in his position someday.

Allen is currently an integral member of Northern Ireland’s Under-17 side, having made five appearances for them while scoring one goal in the process. At 15, the Northern Ireland starlet has incredible potential and will be a prospect to watch out for in the future so Liverpool will do well to lure him to Anfield.

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