LIVERPOOL and Everton are set to do battle over Birmingham teenager George Hall who has been compared to Jude Bellingham.
The midfielder is having a breakout season at the Championship club and the 18-year-old is being tipped to have a big future.Hall has enjoyed an impressive season in Birmingham’s midfield[/caption]
He is now being monitored by multiple Premier League sides.
The Merseyside rivals of Liverpool and Everton are among those who are following Hall’s development, according to the Mail.
They are both following the England U19 international closely and see him as a potential future star.
While Liverpool have bigger fish to fry in the upcoming transfer windows, Everton’s needs may be more urgent.
Frank Lampard is believed to be working on a tight budget in January as he looks to steer Everton away from another relegation battle.
A young and dynamic talent could fit well into Lampard’s side and Hall would likely be cheaper than many other options.
Leeds had attempted to land the youngster last summer but were put off by Birmingham’s high valuation.
Hall forms part of a young and exciting Birmingham midfield which also features Jude’s brother Jobe Bellingham, 17, and Jordan James, 18.
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Hall has made 18 league appearances this season and has a goal and assist to his name.
His style of play has seen him compared to ex-Birmingham ace Jude Bellingham, who visited his old stomping ground on Friday night.
Birmingham manager John Eustace has previously spoken highly of the star.
He said: “George is a fantastic young player who’s a big player for us and for the team.
“I think and we’ll be looking forward to him coming back. He’s a top young player. But all I want to do is to keep on developing George in the right way, which I think we have done so far.”