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Premier League duo eye Dundee youngster

Dens Park will want to see more of the starlet (©GettyImages)
Dens Park will want to see more of the starlet (©GettyImages).

Swansea and Sunderland are keeping a close eye on Dundee’s up and coming striker Craig Wighton, and a six figure bid in the winter window is very possible.

The two Premier League clubs have sent scouts up to watch the 16-year-old, and they have been complimentary of the youngster.

The presence of the two scouts has raised the possibility of six figure bid in the winter transfer window.

That doesn’t mean the Scottish Championship club would accept, with the recent investment in the club, they are in no short supply of money.

After making his competitive Dundee debut at the weekend, his manager John Brown has been full of praise for the teenager, after saying he wouldn’t be afraid to make him a regular at first team level.

“I have no fears about starting the lad,” said Bomber.

“The fans have a good right to get very excited about him.

“Craig is a good kid — he shows us in training he’s not out of place.

“He’s got football intelligence in him, the only thing lacking at the moment is his physical presence”.

Wighton has been in fine goal scoring form of late, with a hat-trick for the Scotland under-17's against Serbia.

While most of the attention about young Scottish players has been on Dundee United’s Ryan Gauld and John Soutar, Craig Wighton could be the best of the lot, with a great knack for goals, Wighton could be the future of Scottish football.

While Dundee will probably reject any offers for the former Harris Academy pupil, he is a great asset to have at the club, the future is bright for Wighton and Dundee.

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