United, City, Arsenal and Spurs monitoring Notts County goalkeeper Speiss
08:14 GMT, 28 March 2012
Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United are watching Notts County keeper Fabian Speiss.
County's Head of Youth Mick Leonard said: 'He's as good as any young goalkeeper I have seen.'
The 18-year-old has attracted interest from a host of Barclays Premier League suitors following a string of fine performances for County's youth team – drawing comparisons with England No 1 Joe Hart.
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'Man Utd have been looking at him for a long time,' Leonard added, speaking to the Nottingham Evening Post.
'There were also scouts from Man City
and Tottenham at our youth game against Doncaster last week and Arsenal
watched him when he was out on loan at Lewes.
'He’s as good as any young goalkeeper
I have seen and I wouldn’t be surprised if any of the big clubs did
want him. He’s got everything a modern goalkeeper needs.
'He’s got a lot of ability and a
great attitude. He’s very mature and is physically very big so he
commands his box. He’s brave and he kicks the ball well.
'He can go all the way if he keeps working as hard as he is now. He has got so much potential.
'I would love to see him play for our
first team. I believe he’s good enough and, if he did, his value would
only rise even more.'