According to Goal, three clubs are lining up moves for West Ham youngster Marcus Browne. Celtic will battle Glasgow rivals Rangers for Browne, while Championship side Fulham are also interested.
The attacking midfielder spent last season on loan at Oxford United and caught the eye. And with just one year remaining on his contract, these three clubs are weighing up swoops.
Fulham see Browne as a potential replacement for Ryan Sessegnon after their relegation. Meanwhile, Old Firm duo Celtic and Rangers are both looking for attacking midfield reinforcements.
But Manuel Pellegrini rates the young midfielder and wants to give him a chance. Pellegrini will run the rule over the 21-year-old in pre-season before making a decision on his future.
Marcus Browne at Oxford United
Browne spent last season on loan at Oxford. It was his second loan stint away from West Ham after an unsuccessful spell with Wigan Athletic in 2016/17.
The skilful and speedy attacking midfielder quickly established himself as a firm fan favourite. With nine goals and five assists, Browne’s loan spell at The Kassam Stadium was productive.
He stirred up excitement with his direct approach and produced an eye-catching highlights reel. Now he needs to focus on breaking into the West Ham side.
Can Marcus Browne break into the West Ham team?
Jumping up from League One to the Premier League will be a mountainous task for both Browne and former Charlton Athletic loanee Josh Cullen.
But both players are highly rated by Pellegrini and have a chance. Browne offers a unique ball-carrying threat and his versatility will also be useful.
The London-born midfielder has previously captained West Ham’s youth side and will hope to add to his one senior appearance in claret and blue.