Fulham look at Tranmere starlet Drysdale

Slavisa Jokanovic Head Coach of Fulham looks on prior to the Carabao Cup First Round match between Wycombe Wanderers and Fulham at Adams Park on August 8, 2017 in High Wycombe, England.

HITC Sport understands Fulham are looking at the Tranmere youngster.

Slavisa Jokanovic manager of Fulham before the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Cardiff City at Craven Cottage on September 9, 2017 in London, England.

Fulham are weighing up a move for Tranmere Rovers defender Declan Drysdale, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Teenage defender Drysdale is highly-rated at Tranmere and he made his debut for the club last season in the National League, playing the full 90 minutes in a win against Maidstone.

The 17-year-old is regarded as one of the best prospects to emerge from Tranmere in recent years and his form for the club's first-team and youth sides has brought him to the attention of clubs higher up the football pyramid.

Fulham's Championship rivals Birmingham have expressed an interest in the central defender and Drysdale spent a week training with the Blues earlier this month.

General view inside the stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play off semi final 1st leg match between Fulham and Reading at Craven Cottage on May 13, 2017 in London, England.

Fulham have also invited Drysdale to train with them so that they can have a look at him at close quarters before deciding whether or not to pursue a deal for the youngster.

Drysdale has spent this week training with Fulham and the centre-back is understood to have impressed the club's coaching staff during his stint in West London.

Tranmere are reluctant to lose Drysdale at such a young age, but they are bracing themselves for offers from Birmingham and Fulham as well as a number of other clubs who are monitoring the player's position at Prenton Park.

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