Wigan youngster Joe Gelhardt has been heavily linked with a move away from the club in recent times after he emerged as a target for the premier league duo of Manchester United and Liverpool.

ESPN made it known that the two sides are set to lock horns over the player’s signature and are already making plans to submit bids to his club.

Joe caught the attention of various football lovers across the country when he broke into Wigan’s Under 18 side last year as a 15-year-old.

The exciting youngster is now a regular at the club’s Under-18 side and is regarded as one of the best teenagers currently playing in England.

He has played for his country at both U15 and U16 level and has shown how much talents he has.

His impressive performances has caught the attention of various clubs across the country and they are confident he is a player with great potentials.

ESPN are currently reporting that the duo of Manchester United and Liverpool have been monitoring his progress at Wigan and are now ready to make moves for his signature.

It was added that Everton are also interested in the 16-year-old and will join in the race for Joe’s signature.

Jose Mourinho has been one of the busiest managers in the premier league so far in the summer transfer window. The Portuguese have signed the duo of Fred and Diogo Dalot from Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto respectively and the fans are expecting more signings.

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