Young Kilmarnock striker Liam Smith has attracted the interest of Manchester City and Rangers if reports are to be believed.
The Sun have reported that the current English champions will do battle with Rangers for Smith’s signature. The 16-year old has impressed for Killie at youth level and the report also claims the club are desperate to keep the SFA Performance School striker.
It’s amazing he’s been linked with such big clubs at an early age, proving that Smith must have something about him. The report also claims he has been to Manchester for a visit, so his current club may face a fight to keep him.
Tempting offers for Smith
Both clubs offer big temptations for Smith. Rangers have been dominate at youth level this year. The Gers have won several trophies, whilst also winning the reserve league earlier this week. Their academy is thriving and Smith might want to be a part of that.
Man City have became one of the best clubs in the world recently. The prospect of playing in the shadow of Pep Guardiola and other City stars is a wonderful opportunity for him.
Despite the glitz and glamour the other avenues may offer, staying at Rugby Park isn’t a bad shout either. Killie are going through an exciting period right now under Steve Clarke.
His last squad had three Kilmarnock youth academy graduates in it, showing there is a pathway to the first team in Ayrshire. If the club want to keep him, the offer of first team football in the near future may need to be put on the table.
Smith will hopefully have good people around him that will help make a potentially career defining decision.