SOME OF England's most recognisable clubs are looking to sign one of Ireland's most promising youngsters.
Ireland's U21 winger Ollie O' Neill has been linked with a move across London to West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur.
The underage star scored a winner for Jim Crawford's side against Sweden last year and has scored regularly for Fulham’s U23 side, with six goals and three assists in this season’s Premier League 2 format.
He has represented Ireland at U17, U19 and U21 level.
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According to reports by The Athletic, Fulham are trying to agree on a new contract with O'Neill and don't want to lose him like they lost Fabio Carvalho to Liverpool.
The media outlet said:
Fulham are in discussions with several players, and among them is Ollie O’Neill, a promising winger who is attracting Premier League interest, including from West Ham United and Tottenham,” David Ornstein wrote.
“The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international is in the final year of his contract at Craven Cottage but while Fulham want to keep him, the 19-year-old is yet to agree a new deal.
“Multiple clubs have also asked about taking O’Neill on loan next season.”
O' Neill is set to be a free agent this summer, with the likes of Spurs and the Hammers keen."
The talented winger hasn't made his first team debut for Fulham, but with the Cottager's place in the Premier League secured last week, who is to say that he won't make his Fulham bow soon.
The closest he has come to making his debut was back when Fulham lost on penalties to Leeds United in the League Cup last September.
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