Under Todd Boehly, Chelsea are developing a culture for signing the best young players from around the world – however, they may be set to miss out on one of them, as Manchester United are also in pursuit of his signature.
According to the Evening Standard, 16-year-old Harry Amass is indeed a Chelsea target – but they will likely miss out on acquiring his services to the Red Devils, who are thought to be in talks with the youngster.
Amass currently plays for Watford. He has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Hornets, but he has made the matchday squad previously – when he was just 15 years of age. He sat on the bench in Watford’s FA Cup game against Reading, managed by former Liverpool midfielder Paul Ince.
A left-back by trades, Amass is noted for his attacking ability – in this sense, he is a perfect full-back for the modern game. He would likely be a useful understudy to Ben Chilwell and former Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella.
Additionally, he has made a handful of appearances for England at youth level – he won a trophy at the UEFA Development tournament with the Three Lions last month.
Should Chelsea turn the tables and beat Manchester United in the race to sign Amass, he will join one of the top youth academies in England. Alongside the youth setups of Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool, Chelsea’s is among the best in the world.