Exclusive: Torquay United duo attracting interest

Sean McGinty - Tranmere Rovers

HITC Sport understands a number of clubs are tracking Torquay duo McGinty and Gallifuoco, who were once starlets at Manchester United and Tottenham.

A host of Football League clubs are chasing Torquay United duo Sean McGinty and Giancarlo Gallifuoco, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Former Manchester United defender McGinty has been an ever-present for Torquay at the heart of their defence in the National League, while Australian defensive partner Gallifuoco has missed just two games.

Sean McGinty - Tranmere RoversSean McGinty while playing for Tranmere Rovers

McGinty joined Torquay in the summer after leaving Aldershot Town and he has made a big impression at Plainmoor.

The 23-year-old defender started out at Manchester United, playing in the same youth side as France's Paul Pogba and was highly-rated within the corridors of power at Old Trafford.

Tranmere's Sean McGinty (L) and Sheffield United's Barry Robson in actionTranmere's Sean McGinty (L) and Sheffield United's Barry Robson in action

McGinty joined United from Charlton's academy and was loaned to four different clubs before being released by the Red Devils in 2013.

Former Tottenham and Swansea youngster Gallifuoco has impressed alongside McGinty in Torquay's defence and the performances of the pair have not gone unnoticed among clubs higher up the football pyramid.

McGinty and are both out of contract at the end of the season and Torquay are bracing themselves for interest in the two centre-backs when the transfer window reopens in January.

Tottenham's Giancarlo Gallifuoco and Chelsea's Nathaniel Chalboah in action Giancarlo Gallifuoco in action for Tottenham against Chelsea's Nathaniel Chalboah

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