Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly interested in Tony Gallacher, with Falkirk slapping a £750,000 price tag on the youngster.
The Daily Mail have reported that Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester United are among the clubs that are interested in signing 17-year-old left-back Tony Gallacher. Falkirk have now slapped a £750,000 price tag on the highly-rated fullback.
Tony Gallacher is currently one of the brightest young prospects in European football, with a gamut of clubs registering an interest in him. The word around Europe is that Gallacher is primed for big things and has the potential to establish himself as one of the best left-backs in the world in the future.
That is because the Glasgow-born Gallacher has made waves ever since debuting for Falkirk at the tender age of 16, in the Scottish Cup back in November 2015, having previously impressed the club coaches while at the Forth Valley Football Academy.
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Gallacher has since featured for Falkirk, eight times, with seven of those appearances coming this season. And in the current campaign, Gallacher has only gone on to add credibility to just why he is regarded so highly by some of the biggest clubs across Europe.
Gallacher has not only displayed his undoubted talent at the back with his ever-improving reading of the game and pacy recovery, but has also shown that he can be a contributor in attack, with four assists to show for his efforts going forward.
The report indicates that Gallacher’s rise with Falkirk has sparked interest from several clubs in Europe, with heavyweights like Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester United, alongside clubs like Everton and Celtic all sending scouts to monitor the youngster’s progress. Stoke City also made a £100,000 offer for Gallacher this past summer, which was swiftly rejected.
Barcelona view Gallacher as a long-term successor for Jordi Alba, and are looking to sign the left-back for their B side. Manchester United, on the other hand, are in a perilous position as far as the left side of the defence is concerned, with Luke Shaw’s recurring injury problems halting his progress at Old Trafford.
Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, placed his faith on James Milner and Alberto Moreno by claiming that Liverpool won’t be signing a left-back in the near future. However, a move for the 17-year-old will help Klopp plan for the future.
So, while the clubs are interested in bringing the highly rated youngster to their abode, it remains to be seen which of the interested parties appeal to Gallacher the most. One thing is certain, though. Gallacher’s progress will be exciting to witness in the years to come, regardless of destination, immediate or otherwise.