Manchester United & Arsenal linked with Chelsea trialist Mile Svilar

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The father of Mile Svilar has confirmed that Premier League trio Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are vying for his son's signature.

Svilar, 15, is currently making waves in the Anderlecht youth system, impressing at several age group tournaments. His performances have alerted the attention of club scouts across Europe.

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Best goalkeeper awards,

According to the Daily Express, Svilar won the award for best goalkeeper at Under-17 Aegon Future Cup, the Under-19 PSV Otten Cup and the Under-19 Copa del Agatha All these awards came despite the fact he was only 14-years-old at the time, playing with people five-years his senior.

His performances, coupled with his Belgian roots, have naturally led to comparisons with Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois. The 22-year-old has dislodged Petr Cech at Stamford Bridge having made his way to the top of world football whilst on loan at Atletico Madrid.

Premier League interest

A similar path could be laid for Svilar should he choose to link up with one of several Premier League clubs to have shown an interest. However, the player's father insists that his immediate future is with Anderlecht.

Svilar Sr. told Nieuwsblad: "He has trialled at Chelsea and Manchester United also inquired. Everyone wants him.

"But we already have an agreement with Anderlecht, even though he can't sign a contract until his 16th birthday.

"There is nowhere better for him than Anderlecht."

Belgian talent pool

Svilar could find it hard to break into the teams of any one of the interested clubs in the next decade. Arsenal have young goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny while Courtois looks set to embed himself at Chelsea for the long-term. Similarly, David de Gea seems to have solidified his position as Manchester United's first choice stopper despite the frequent change of manager.

There is also plenty of reason to stay with Anderlecht. The Belgian club has brought through a number of stars in recent years, most notably Romelu Lukaku, who went on to join Chelsea in a £17 million deal.

Lukaku, who eventually joined Everton for £27 million, is now considered one of the top strikers in the Premier League despite his tender years. He is just one part of a golden generation of talent in Belgium, which has seen the likes of Eden Hazard, Vincent Kompany and the aforementioned Courtois emerge.

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