Chelsea planning surprise move for 16-year-old Canadian winger

Chelsea and Man United are among keeping a close eye on Toronto winger Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty, who is also courted by Man City. U23 Canada international has attracted a lot of attention following his excellent displays in the youth leagues and a move to Europe could be on the cards this summer.

Pep Guardiola has already his desire to get his hands on Jahkeele, who usually plays as a right-sided forward. However, his Man City side could face stiff competition from league rivals Blues and Red Devils in the race to sign Marshall-Rutty, who is also courted by Bayern Munich.

Bundesliga has already become an appealing destination for MLS teenagers, with the likes of Giovanni Reyna, Joe Scally and Matthew Hoppe arriving in Germany in recent years. Bavarans, who already boast one of the best Canadian players in Alphonso Davies, therefore, pose themselves as a viable destination for the 16-year-old winger.

That said, the Bundesliga giants aren’t excessively known for their ability to integrate teenagers into the first-team, which is where Man United could make a strong case.

Man United have been revolving their squad around young players ever since the arrival of the Norwegian boss. And the move has paid dividends as well, with the club now emerging as the second-best team in England at the moment.

Even Blues have improved their treatment of young players in recent years and it could only improve under the newly appointed Thomas Tuchel, who isn’t afraid of giving teenagers the chance to showcase their skills at the highest stage. It was prevalent during his time at Borussia Dortmund and PSG.