Billy Crellin has reportedly rejected the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton in order to stay at Fleetwood Town.
According to the S*n, Arsenal, as well as United and the Toffees, were watching Crellin.
However, the 17-year-old has chosen to stay at League One side Fleetwood Town.
The young goalkeeper, who won the World Cup with England’s u17s during the summer, has apparently signed on with Fleetwood until 2020.
This means that the likes of Arsenal will allegedly continue to monitor his situation but won’t make a move for him yet.
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The teenager has the aim of becoming a senior player sooner rather than later and if he moved to a bigger club at his age, he could get lost in the academy system.
This seems like a sensible decision. He’s only 17 and the likelihood of him getting anywhere near a Premier League first team right now is slim-to-none.
At Fleetwood, there’s a possibility that he’ll become #1.
Meanwhile, Fleetwood wanted to get him tied down to a new deal to ward off interest from Premier League clubs.
The League One side, who currently sit in mid-table, obviously rate the shot-stopper highly and want to make sure his eyes don’t wander.
Crellin was the first Fleetwood player in the club’s history to get an England call-up.
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