Rangers are reportedly monitoring the progress of Linfield youngster Charlie Allen but face competition from rivals Celtic for his signature.

The Belfast Telegraph also claims Aberdeen are considering the player, along with five Premier League clubs including Liverpool, Man City and Man Utd.

Still only 15-year-old, the gifted young midfielder has the world at his feet and has even already turned out for Linfield.

Allen made Linfield debut in the final game of the Belfast club’s season against Coleraine.

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He is not 16 until November this year.

 

It’s a testament to Charlie Allen and his ability as a footballer that the schoolkid was named as part of Linfield’s 25 man squad for their Champions League qualifier with Rosenburg.

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Whilst he never turned out in the Windsor Park side’s 2-0 defeat to the Norwegian champions, it’s looking increasingly likely that he’ll feature regularly for Linfield this season.

At any level that is impressive for a 15-year old.

Roy McGivern, chairman of the Northern Irish champions has also been waxing lyrical about the player.

McGivern told the Telegraph that Allen is “good enough to go across the water in the future and have his pick of clubs.”

Blues manager David Healy spoke more recently about how he predicts Allen won’t be at Linfield much longer.

Former Rangers striker David Healy is Charlie Allen’s current manager. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

There’s a real buzz around Charlie Allen and bluenoses will be hoping former Rangers striker Healy and the Belfast club’s historic association with Rangers might be enough to sway him towards Ibrox.

Speaking of talented midfielders, there’s one closely linked with Rangers who fans have also been waxing lyrical about this week.

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