Southampton are one of several clubs around Europe who are interested in Danish full-back Mads Bech Sorensen, according to his manager Bo Henriksen.
The teenager currently plays for Danish Superliga outfit AC Horsens, who were promoted to the top-flight last season following their third place finish in the First Division.
Sorensen appeared five times last time around to help Henriksen’s side achieve promotion, but he has been restricted to just 27 minutes of first team action in this campaign, and has recently been on trial at Southampton.
The 17-year-old trained and then played for the Saints’ Under-18’s team last week, yet his manager in Denmark says that it’s not just Claude Puel’s side that are interested in the youngster.
He told tipsbladet.dk: ‘It is not only Southampton.
‘It is most clubs, not only in Denmark but throughout Europe because he plays for the under-18 national team.’
This means that the Saints may have to act fast to secure a deal for Sorensen, but the fact that he’s been in Southampton in the last week could give them an advantage in the race.
The 17-year-old has been capped twice by the Denmark Under-18 side, and his stock continues to rise the more football he plays in his homeland.
Whether a deal can be completed for Sorensen remains to be seen, but the left-back is well thought of and clearly has great potential which Southampton could look to exploit.