Premier League clubs chase Non-League starlet

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Premier League clubs are continuing to chase the signature of highly rated 18-year-old striker Johan Ter Horst. 

The youngster, who plays for his hometown club Folkestone Invicta in the Ryman South, had previously been watched by scouts of Aston Villa.

But now Swansea City and Stoke City have both been credited with an interest after they reportedly had representatives watch the forward score his 20th goal of the season against Faversham Town on Saturday.

The teenage sensation made his debut aged just 17 in 2012 and finished his first senior season with eight goals, as well as picking up the club's goal of the season award. After breaking his cheekbone earlier in the season, he has since helped fire his side towards the play-offs.

He was offered a trial by Charlton Athletic, the club he supports, last month and hit the post in a 45 minute outing for their development squad against Cardiff City. However he remains under contract at Invicta's Fullicks Stadium until next season.

Many other clubs in the Football League including  Bolton Wanderers, Brighton, Sheffield Wednesday, Wycombe Wanderers and Gillingham, have been linked with a move for the striker.

Ter Horst was born in England to an English mother and Dutch father and has progressed through the youth teams at Folkestone. His pace and ability to beat defenders has transferred to first team football.

It wouldn't be the first time a player has gone from step 8 of English football to the top flight if a move does happen. Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling started his career at fellow Kent side Maidstone United.

Just last year striker Daniel Carr was signed by Huddersfield Town after impressing for Dulwich Hamlet, who were promoted from the same division. 

Check out this video of a few of Ter Horst's goals this season:

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