Manchester United and Chelsea tracking 20-year-old Bournemouth talent | Football

Milos Kerkez is catching the eye at Bournemouth (Picture: Getty Images)

Manchester United and Chelsea have both been scouting Bournemouth left-back Milos Kerkez, with the Hungary international impressing in his first season in the Premier League.

The 20-year-old joined the Cherries from AZ last summer for a fee of around £15.5m and has been quick to make an impact.

Kerkez has already made 19 Premier League appearances, 14 of which have come in Andoni Iraola’s starting XI, quickly making the step up from the Eredivisie.

The full-back spent time in the youth ranks at AC Milan before moving to AZ in 2022 where he became a regular in the first team last season.

At just 20 he has racked up plenty of experience, making over 100 first team appearances and picking up 13 caps for Hungary.

Transfer expert Ben Jacobs told The United Stand that Kerkez has caught the eye of both Chelsea and Manchester United, with both sending scouts to watch the Bournemouth star.

Whether that will materialise into a summer bid is yet to be seen, but Kerkez is on the radar of the Blues and Red Devils, with both likely to want to bring in a left-back this year.

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Kerkez joined Bournemouth from AZ last summer (Picture: Getty Images)

If any club do make a move for Kerkez in the summer they will not expect to get him cheaply, with Bournemouth expecting to make a significant profit on the fee they paid AZ for him.

The full-back signed a ‘long-term contract’ with the Cherries and his value will have sharply risen after adapting so well to the Premier League.

Kerkez returned to the Bournemouth starting XI in the defeat to Manchester City on Saturday after a foot injury, with his last Premier League start in the 3-0 win at Manchester United on 9 December.


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