Manchester United are monitoring Middlesbrough academy player Steven Walker, according to TEAMTalk sources.
The seventeen-year-old plays as an attacking midfielder and is regarded to be the Boro academy’s crown jewel.
Technically gifted and with an eye for goal, Walker is a capped England U-17 international and caught the attention of United scouts after impressing against the Manchester club in a academy match in October.
The belief in North Yorkshire is that if the teenager continues to impress in the U-18 Premier League he could earn a spot in Gary Monk’s first-team squad before the Championship season ends.
Walker has 4 goals in 7 academy appearances for Boro this season. The teenager also made the first-team bench for Middlesborough’s League Cup match against Accrington Stanley in September.
The academy product has made three appearances for England at youth level and scored his first international goal against the Netherlands’ U-17 team in February 2017.