Struggling with the size of his squad, Sunderland’s David Moyes was forced to hand 17-year-old Joel Asoro his debut at the weekend against Middlesbrough.
The young striker, who became the club’s youngest ever Premier League player in the process, has attracted a lot of attention with his performances for Sweden’s U17s, where he has scored 12 goals in 17 appearances for his country.
This ability for finding the back of the net has caused Paris Saint-Germain to take an interest in the young Swede, at least according to information gathered by FootMercato in France.
In fact, the Ligue 1 champions are so keen on the youngster that Nasser Al-Khelaifi, PSG’s CEO, reportedly met with the player’s agent last week to express their interest.
The French website also claim the likes of Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Atlético Madrid are all following the young goalscorer closely, with a fee of between €10-15m being talked about.
For a player who has only played nine minutes of Premier League football, even with his national team goalscoring record, that seems a bit much, but considering the market right now, nothing would really surprise us anymore.
As things stand, surely a stay in Sunderland would make the most sense, especially if he can get some first-team action from time to time.