Chelsea are leading the charge for Major League Soccer’s rising star, 15-year-old Julian Hall, according to the Standard.
After making waves as the second-youngest debutant for the New York Red Bulls, Hall is now firmly on the radar of the world’s top clubs.
Hall’s recent commitment to the New York Red Bulls until 2026 has only added to the allure.
While Manchester United, Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich have shown keen interest, it’s Chelsea who seem particularly smitten.
Their interest began when Hall stunned their Under-15s with a double during the Generation Adidas Cup match last April.
Despite the youngster’s recent pact with the Red Bulls, Chelsea has been relentless, hoping to secure Hall for a trial at their Cobham facility before his January birthday. Yet, the new contract gives the Red Bulls an upper hand, allowing them to potentially block any immediate moves and demand a hefty fee.
Chelsea’s recent shopping spree, roping in prodigies like Kendry Paez and Gabriel Slonina, reveals their strategy: amassing young talents to bolster Mauricio Pochettino’s squad. As the race for Hall intensifies, it underscores European clubs’ hunt for future football legends.