Manchester City, Manchester United & Hoffenheim keeping tabs on Brighton striker – report

Manchester City have been named as one of the clubs monitoring emerging Brighton & Hove Albion striker Aaron Connolly, who is also being watched by neighbours Manchester United.

According to Sky Sports News, the Galway-born Republic of Ireland under-19 international has a number of notable clubs on his trail after scoring 9 goals in 10 appearances for Brighton’s under-23s in the Premier League 2.

Connolly has also bagged 5 goals in just 3 games for Brighton in this season’s Checkatrade Trophy and seems to be a natural in front of goal.

According to Sky, both Manchester City and Manchester United are showing interest in Connolly, while Bundesliga club Hoffenheim are tracking him. City’s Champions League opponents have a model of scouting Premier League prospects not currently getting first-team football and developing them, with Arsenal loanee Reiss Nelson impressing for Julian Nagelsmann’s side.

Manchester United have already had Connolly on trial and continue to show interest, particularly as the 18-year-old is stalling on the offer of a new contract at the Amex.

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