Charlton Athletic youngster Ezri Konsa is the subject of major interest from several of Britain’s top clubs, according to the Daily Mirror.

Liverpool and Arsenal have joined Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea in sending scouts to cast an eye over the defender, while Celtic have submitted a keen interest north of the border.

Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers attended Charlton’s 3-0 away defeat to Swindon Town last weekend in hope of watching Konsa in action.

However, the 18-year-old was an unused substitute for the Addicks in what was Russell Slade’s last game as manager before being sacked this week.

Rodgers is understood to be keen to mould Konsa into his next ‘wonderkid’ after the astounding success of Moussa Dembele so far this season.

The 20-year-old France youth international has been a revelation in Glasgow and has an Old Firm hat-trick and three Champions League goals to his name since joining from Championship side Fulham in the summer transfer window.

That offer of first team, European football will be the main pulling power for Rodgers, with Celtic highly unlikely to be able to match the sorts of money that could be offered by the mega-rich giants of the Premier League.

Whether regular football will be enough for the former Liverpool boss to get his man remains to be seen, particularly with such an impressive list of suitors should the player decide to continue his development in England.

Konsa is the latest product of a Charlton academy that has produced players such as Scott Parker, Joe Gomez and Jonjo Shelvey and, with the heavyweights of British football all taking a keen interest, the defender looks set for an incredibly bright future in the game.


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