Chelsea are eyeing a move for Aston Villa youngster Triston Rowe, according to The Evening Standard.
The Lowdown: Rowe at Villa
The 16-year-old has made two appearances in this season’s EFL Trophy and has also represented England at U16 level. The full-back appears to be making good progress with Villa, and it looks as if that has been noticed by those at Stamford Bridge.
The Latest: Chelsea rumour
The Evening Standard shared a story on Tuesday morning regarding Rowe and Chelsea. They claimed that the Blues are tracking the Villa teenager and have been left impressed at his appearances for the U21s.
The report adds that Chelsea want to continue adding to their academy ranks ‘into the upcoming January transfer window and beyond’, and possibly with Rowe, after landing Carney Chukwuemeka from Villa earlier this year.
The Verdict: One to watch
Villa seem to have a future star on their hands in Rowe and you’d expect they’ll be hoping to secure the defender to a professional deal when he turns 17.
Chelsea may have different ideas, though, and it wouldn’t come as a shock if the Champions League side, who’ve won the competition twice, made their move in the New Year following this update.
Rowe’s future will certainly be one to watch in 2023, and hopefully, he’ll remain in the Midlands and continue to progress with Villa, eventually fighting for a first-team spot under Unai Emery.
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