Barcelona, PSG and Borussia Dortmund have joined RB Leipzig in the race to sign Aston Villa youngster Jaden Philogene-Bidace, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The 18-year-old sensation has just six months left on his contract at Villa Park and could be set to leave the club in 2021.
Football Insider revealed on 29 December that Leipzig had made an approach for Philogene-Bidace.
The Villa starlet is the latest British talent the German club have set their sights on, with Ademola Lookman, Emile Smith-Rowe, Ethan Ampadu and Oliver Burke all lured to the Red Bull Arena in recent years.
However, Leipzig will face stiff competition for the winger’s signature.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that European giants Barcelona, PSG and Borussia Dortmund are also considering moves for Philogene-Bidace.
The teenager is one of a number of exciting talents emerging from Aston Villa’s academy this season.
He is yet to make his debut for Dean Smith’s side, despite training with the first team at Bodymoor Heath on numerous occasions this season.
The left-winger also joined up with the first team in pre-season and appeared in a number of friendlies.
Jaden Philogene-Bidace has been nominated for November's #PL2 Player of the Month award! 👏
— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) December 7, 2020
At Under-23 level, Philogene-Bidace has excelled this season – his 10 appearances in Premier League 2 have yielded five goals and two assists.
He has also made great strides in England’s youth set up and scored a hat-trick on his debut for the Under-19s in a behind-closed-door friendly at St. George’s Park in November.