Wales eye England youth keeper Burton

General view of boots and a football before the match

HITC Sport understands Wales look to lure away England youth international goalkeeper, Callum Burton of Shrewsbury.

Wales are hoping to persuade Shrewsbury Town goalkeeper Callum Burton to switch his international allegiance from England, HITC Sport understands from sources.

Burton is regarded as one of the best young goalkeepers in the country having represented England at all youth levels all the way through to the under-19s and he was also on standby for the under-20s.

The 20-year-old is tipped for a big future and he was invited on a training camp for the best young keepers in the country with England Under-21s goalkeeping coach Martin Thomas last year.

Wales have been keeping tabs on Burton's progress and they are planning to call-up him for their Under-21s with a view to introducing him to their set-up as they look to lure him away from England.

Wales U21 manager Geraint WilliamsWales U21 manager Geraint Williams

Burton qualifies for Wales through his father and his younger brother Luke is currently the Wales Under-15 goakeeper.

Burton is a product of the Shrewsbury Town academy and he has been earning comparisons with former Shrewsbury keeper Joe Hart.

England's Joe HartBurton has been likened to England's Joe Hart

Burton was the subject of interest of from Leicester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa last summer before signing a new two-year deal at Shrewsbury.

The athletic shot-stopper made his first-team debut for Shrewsbury in the final game of last season against Swindon and he is currently third-choice keeper behind Jayson Leutwiler and Mark Halstead.

Losing Burton to Wales would come as a blow to England with the shot-stopper impressing for them at youth level and his switch would provide Chris Coleman's side with more goalkeeping options for the future.

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