Report: Wolves and Crystal Palace amongst clubs chasing 17-year-old non-league prospect

General view of Aldershot's Recreation Ground

The striker has recently signed a new contract with the Shots, but is still attracting attention from the likes of Wolves and Crystal Palace.

A report in the Argus has suggested that Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace are amongst the host of clubs currently chasing Aldershot Town starlet Idris Kanu.

Kanu surprised many by ending up with the National League side earlier this season, having previously been part of the youth set-up at West Ham and then recently joining Manchester United on trial, during which time, he surely would have impressed the Premier League giants as he scored twice in a 5-1 win over Middlesbrough's development side.

Blackburn Rovers manager Paul LambertWolves manager Paul Lambert

But after just six starts for the Shots, a group of sides are already hoping to hand him an opportunity to move right back up the ladder.

The Argus reports that Wolves and Crystal Palace will have to see off competition from the likes of Championship high-flyers Reading and Brighton if they hope to land the 17-year-old, who has already become his current side's youngest ever player and youngest ever goalscorer, having scored three times for the Hampshire outfit.

Crystal Palace manager Alan PardewCrystal Palace manager Alan Pardew

One small stumbling block to any potential deal however, may be that Kanu has only just put pen to paper on a new contract at the Recreation Ground that could keep him at Aldershot until 2019 (via club's official website).

But, given the gulf between his current side and the teams chasing his signature, the new deal is unlikely to hurt their chances of having the funds to buy him.

However, the likes of Wolves and Palace may want to take a while longer before deciding for definite whether they want to go after him as his new contract should boost his value slightly. 

General view of Aldershot's Recreation GroundAldershot's Recreation Ground

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