Premier League pair Burnley and Crystal Palace keeping transfer tabs on Colchester wonderkid Bradley Ihionvien | The Sun

PREMIER LEAGUE duo Burnley and Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on Colchester teen star Bradley Ihionvien.

The 19-year-old striker has impressed for the League Two side this season and has scored two in his last three appearances against Gillingham and Tranmere.

And that has alerted the Prem pair as well as Championship trio Leicester, Watford and Norwich.

All aforementioned clubs have sent scouts to watch the powerful forward in action.

Talented Ihionvien made his league debut in May 2022 against Hartlepool.

But his form has caught the eye during his six outings for Ben Garner's side this term.

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It is believed U's staff have been raving about his performances so far this season.

Ihionvien is out of contract at the end of the campaign at the JobServe Community Stadium.

Colchester have a history of developing talent, such as EFL stars Sammie Szmodics and Junior Tchmadeu who are now with Blackburn and Stoke respectively.

Ihionvien spent his entre youth career at Colchester and made his senior debut in 2022.

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However, the 19-year-old also spent some time on loan at Maldon & Tiptree.

Since then, the centre-forward has amassed a total of two goals in seven matches.

Ihionvien could be in high demand come the January transfer window.

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