Manchester United and Chelsea keeping tabs on teenage MLS sensation Julian Hall
Manchester United and Chelsea are among the European giants keeping a close eye on teenage Major League Soccer sensation Julian Hall. At just 15 years old, Hall made his first team debut for New York Red Bulls last week, becoming the second-youngester player to make an appearance in MLS history.
The winger has already developed a good reputation for his performances for New York Red Bulls and United States youth teams and will be hoping for more chances to shine in MLS after the brief cameo against Chicago Fire.
European Giants Interested
The Evening Standard report that Hall has already caught the eye of some of the biggest clubs in the world, with not only Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea interested in him, but also the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
Chelsea have been aware of Hall’s talent for some time after the teenager scored against them in an Under-15s Generation adidas Cup in April this year, leading to the Blues scouting to him since.
The Stamford Bridge outfit have already made efforts to bring the youngster in on trial, but after Hall signed a contract with New York Red Bulls last month which runs until 2026, the American club can block any such move.
New York Red Bulls Keen to Keep Hold
New York Red Bulls are keen to keep hold of their promising talent and a likely route to Europe for him could be through connected clubs RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig rather than straight to one of the powerhouses of the continent.
On Hall signing a contract with the club last month, Red Bulls head of sport Jochen Schneider said: ‘We are very excited to add Julian to our roster for this season and also the long-term. Julian has had a very good season, not just at the academy level, but the MLS NEXT Pro level as well and he has demonstrated that he has the qualities to succeed in our system.’
Julian Hall is a name to watch out for in the future. With Manchester United and Chelsea already keeping tabs on him, it won’t be long before he is playing at one of Europe’s biggest clubs. For now, he will be hoping to get more chances to shine in MLS with New York Red Bulls.