Chase on for Ajose
A host of Championship clubs are already battling it out to try and secure a deal for Manchester United starlet Nicky Ajose.
By Graeme Bailey - Follow me on Twitter @graemebailey
Last Updated: 02/06/11 5:08pm
A host of Championship clubs are already battling it out to try and secure a deal for Manchester United starlet Nicky Ajose, skysports.com understands.
Ajose is one of a number of burgeoning United talents currently on loan away from Old Trafford. But none have enjoyed making as big an impact as Ajose has this season in his home town of Bury.
Ajose, who can play on the wing or as a second striker, has played a huge role in Bury's promotion push, scoring 12 goals in 24 league games.
United were already more than happy with Ajose's progress and handed him a new contract in January before he extended his loan with Bury.
Bury would love the chance to take him back to Gigg Lane next term, especially if, as expected, they seal promotion to League One.
But it seems his next step will be in the Championship with half-a-dozen clubs already keeping regular checks on him.
Skysports.com understands that Leeds, Norwich and Middlesbrough are amongst the clubs keen to take him, whilst League One promotion contenders Southampton are also keeping tabs on him.