Premier League sides Crystal Palace and Swansea City are embroiled in a tug-of-war for promising young Scottish winger Jai Quitongo, according to The Daily Mail.
The 19-year-old wideman is on the books of Greenock Morton and has broken into the west coast club’s first-team squad after time at both Hamilton Accademical and Aberdeen’s youth ranks.
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Quitongo has starred this season for the Scottish Championship side, starting all eight games and scoring once.
The teenager’s impressive performances have led to Doncaster Rovers having a £100,000 offer rejected for him, but it appears that the Premier League big boys are starting to take an interest.
Palace put a lot of credence in enterprising wide play under Alan Pardew and as such Quitongo’s direct style would suit the London club.
Swansea meanwhile have been keeping a close eye on the Scottish market and have young Scots Jay Fulton, Stephen Kingsley and Oliver McBurnie in their first-team squad.
It appears only a matter of time before Quitongo ends up moving south of the border, with Premier League interest and money too good for the player and Greenock to turn down.