Report: Everton and Barcelona among sides monitoring Falkirk starlet Tony Gallacher

Everton manager Ronald Koeman

Everton and Barcelona are among the sides that have been monitoring the youngster, according to reports.

According to the Daily Mail, Everton and Barcelona are among the list of sides that have monitored Falkirk youngster Tony Gallacher over the last few months.

Gallacher is one of the brightest prospects currently coming through in the Scottish game, making five appearances for the Scottish Championship side in the league this term, and contributing two assists along the way. 

Tony Gallacher - ScotlandTony Gallacher

His potential appears to have got several teams excited. The Herald Scotland reported earlier in the month that Rangers, Manchester United and Stoke City were interested, and it appears that that list has now got longer.

The Mail is reporting that Barcelona have been keeping an eye on Gallacher recently, while Everton are among a series of Premier League sides currently monitoring his progress.

The Mail adds that Barca are interested in putting the 17-year-old in their B team, but some of the English contingent chasing his signature are weighing up making a move in the near future to avoid a bidding war for the highly-rated prospect.

Everton manager Ronaldo KoemanEverton manager Ronald Koeman

While the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona would be difficult to turn down given their stature, and the idea of joining Mark Warburton's project at Ibrox may potentially appeal to the Glaswegian, a move to Goodison Park will certainly be an attractive option.

Ronald Koeman has shown recently with the likes of Tom Davies, Ademola Lookman and Mason Holgate that he is not afraid to give youth a chance, and Gallacher may perhaps feel that moving to Merseyside would be a smart decision for his development should they confirm their interest with a bid.  

Register for EVERTON team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch