He’s a promising kid with plenty of potential- now big names from England are interested in Owen McGinty according to the attacker himself.

The youngster was last with Ayr United but has been without a professional club since the summer. He most recently filmed a commercial with Puma ahead of an advertising campaign set to involve the likes of Atletico Madrid stopper Jan Oblak.

Oblak will star alongside McGinty in the commercial. (Photo by Ruben de la Fuente Perez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

In an interview with Largs and Millport News, he says that there has been interest from the likes of Bournemouth and Sunderland in relation to a permanent move.

“I would love the opportunity to join an English Premiership side at under 23 level,” he said. “I have heard that Bournemouth, Swansea and Sunderland are interested but I have to wait until the January transfer window kicks in so I can get international clearance for a potential move.

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“I model my game on Eden Hazard and I am a great admirer of Lionel Messi too.”

A big decision awaits amidst Bournemouth and Sunderland interest

It seems as if a big move beckons for the youngster. Last season he featured for both Ayr United’s U18s and Reserve side’s but is currently training with Largs Thistle U19s.

Eddie Howe’s side are after McGinty according to the attacker himself. (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Ayrshire won’t be his destination for long though if there are English suitors. McGinty clearly has talent, highlighted by the fact he once scored an incredible 135 goals during one season as a youngster.

His next move will be big though. It’ll be career defining for him as he looks to make careful steps into the senior game. It’ll certainly be a step up from surroundings he’s been in so far.

It’ll be intriguing to see where McGinty ends up come the end of January.

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