Linfield manager David Healy has revealed that he expects Leicester target Charlie Allen to leave the club in the next 12 months. 

Healy says that Allen will leave Linfield before he turns 17, with Leicester one of a number of clubs said to be interested in him.

Leicester, Manchester United, Leeds, Liverpool, Celtic, Rangers, Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City are all reportedly keen on a deal to sign him.

As quoted by The Daily Record, Healy said this:

Charlie was named in the 25-man squad for the Rosenborg game which tells you how much we rate him.

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He’s still young, developing and has a lot to learn, but I know, in time, Charlie won’t see his 17th or 18th birthday at Linfield.

He will be elsewhere. Our plan is to guide him the best way for the next 12 months when he is here.

He is still at school and hopefully when he does go he will make the right choices and have an incredible full-time career.

Allen turns 16 later this year, but, as Healy mentioned, has already been named in Linfield’s squad for their Champions League qualifier against Rosenborg – which was played on Wednesday night. 

The talented youngster appears set to stay at Linfield in the short-term, though, to continue his development before making a move over to England or Scotland. 


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