By Pranav Shahaney

31st Oct, 2022 | 10:25pm

Fulham, West Ham and Crystal Palace in race to sign Partick Thistle youngster Aiden McGinlay - report

Fulham, West Ham and Crystal Palace are reportedly in the race to sign Partick Thistle youngster Aiden McGinlay.

According to the Daily Record on 31 October, all three sides have scouted the midfielder at least once this season as they’re queuing up to secure his services.

The Scottish youngster, 15, has been shining for the under-16s side and Thistle will be hoping that he signs a new pro deal at the club.

On the move?

We have seen players getting lured by the Premier League to leave their clubs time and again in the past.

McGinlay himself may find it hard to turn down a move to the London clubs as it’s arguably the best place in the United Kingdom to ply his trade.

Both Palace and West Ham have very good setups for youngsters while Fulham too could look to prioritise something like that should they establish themselves as Premier League regulars.

When the time comes for him to sign a new senior contract, it will be a huge decision as he knows he may get into the first team sooner in Scotland but if he wants to make a name for himself and get the bigger clubs to notice him, he’s got to move south of the border.

We will be excited to see him at one of the Premier League clubs and hopefully, he goes on to have a blistering future in the professional game.

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