Histon youngster Matty Allan is being tipped to leave the EVO-STIK League Southern for a summer switch to Crystal Palace or Norwich City if one of a host of other top clubs don’t beat them to his signature.
The flying winger – who wasn’t in Histon’s starting 11 at Bridge Road on Saturday for their key clash with promotion-chasers Barton Rovers – is widely reported to be attracting serious attention from scouts at a number of Premier League and Championship clubs.
The 19-year-old, who can play out on the wing, in midfield or as a central striker, completed his scholarship at the Cambridgeshire club last summer and has been in fine form for Stutes manager Lance Key, netting 16 goals from the wing in their battle to beat the drop in EVO-STIK League Southern Division One Central.
The attacker, pictured in action last month, boasts an impressive strike rate at all levels and scored his first senior goal for the club against Kettering Town in February 2016 before adding a second minutes later to secure an important victory.
If the scouts continue to flock to see him, Allan will be hoping to take the next step towards his pro dream by following in the footsteps of St Neots Town’s Jevani Brown who went on trial at Birmingham City this week.