By 90Min
January 28, 2019

Manchester United are set to face competition from rivals Liverpool over Birmingham City starlet Romello Mitchell.

The 16-year-old has been in terrific form for the Midland side's academy teams, and impressed again for Birmingham's Under-16s despite the side falling to a 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

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The Daily Mirror report that Mitchell's performances in front of watching scouts this season has made it difficult for the Championship side to keep a hold of their young prospect.


The striker, who only turned 16 this month, scored a memorable brace against Liverpool in the U16s Blades Cup final as Birmingham beat the Reds 8-4 last year, having already starred in the semi-final against United.

The report adds that Blues boss Garry Monk is understood to be braced for offers for the talented forward, with a clutch of Premier League and Championship sides said to be interested.

Despite his age, Mitchell has been a regular for Birmingham's U18s and has scored on numerous occasions this campaign for the club's higher age groups.

With Mitchell still too young to sign a professional contract, any potential departure from St Andrews would see Birmingham only being entitled to receiving a small fee in compensation.

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Monk's side currently find themselves in 13th in the Championship, and return to league action on Tuesday evening as they take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.

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