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[GOOGLE NEWS FOOT UK] 🔵 Premier League new boys Ipswich join Crystal Palace and Southampton in the hunt for Welsh youth star

HITC understands a host of clubs are chasing Rochdale’s highly-rated central defender George Nevett.

The 18-year-old stopper has become a first-team regular for Dale, after making his first-team bow last year at 17, and he made over 30 appearances.

Nevett’s performances has also seen him receive international recognition and he has been capped by Wales at Under-19 level.

Rochdale's George Nevett during the Vanarama National League match between Hartlepool United and Rochdale at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Saturday ...
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Premier League clubs keen on George Nevett

HITC sources understands his performances have caught the attention of a host of clubs since he made his debut in 2023.

Crystal Palace and Southampton were strongly linked in January, but now HITC understands that they have been joined in the chase by newly promoted Ipswich.

Sources also indicate that Championship sides Blackburn, Queens Park Rangers and Millwall have watched him, whilst League One Peterborough are also in the hunt for Nevett and are keeping close tabs on the teenager.

Rochdale boss full of praise for young defender

Rochdale boss Jimmy McNulty has been full of praise for Nevett and was delighted when he signed a new deal last season.

“He’s taken on our messages from day one and has shown full commitment, and desire, to execute them every single day since his inclusion in the First Team environment,” he told the club’s website.

“He has earnt the respect of his fellow professionals to this point, but the work starts now for George.

“It is now about him continuing to work daily on his development to strive to reach his potential and become the player that we believe he can be.”

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