Premiership trio battle for Lecointe

Updated: October 12, 2011

Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal are locked in a battle to sign Plymouth Argyle youngster Matt Lecointe, according to The Daily Mirror.

The 16-year-old forward, dubbed the new “Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain “ only made his first-team debut for Argyle in August, coming on as a second-half substitute in the League Cup first-round match against Millwall.

Since then, Lecointe, who joined the club as an 8 year old, has gone on to make a further nine appearances, drawing praise from his Caretaker manager Carl Fletcher after he won the side a penalty in their 2-2 draw with Accrington Stanley last weekend.

With Argyle struggling financially a move for Lecointe, would ease the pressure on the club as they look to secure the necessary investment to stop them from going out of business.

They are currently bottom of League Two, with just five points from 12 matches, and have already sacked manager Peter Reid after he lost eight matches in a row.

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