Arsenal, Aston Villa and West Ham are keeping tabs on USA starlet Rokas Pukstas, who is impressing in midfield at Croatian side Hajduk Split

  • The 19-year-old American has caught the eye of the Premier League trio
  • An all-action midfielder, Pukstas is looking to take the next step in his career
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Aston Villa, West Ham and Arsenal are looking at USA Under 20s international Rokas Pukstas.

The Oklahoma-born all action midfielder plays for Hajduk Split and has taken a colourful career path.

He started out at Sporting Kansas City’s academy before having a trial with Manchester United in 2019 then spending time with Barcelona’s academy.

He moved to Hajduk Split in 2020 and has become a first team regular being an integral part of the side that won the Croatia Cup last year.

The son of a former Olympic marathon runner, Pukstas has also been approached to represent Lithuania.

Rokas Pukstas is being tracked by Premier League clubs Arsenal, Aston Villa and West Ham

European clubs, particularly from Germany, have started to take note of his performances as well as scouts from Premier League trio Villa, West Ham and Arsenal. 

Split are expecting offers this summer with the youngster keen to take the next step up in his career.

Pukstas has also recently joined the Niagara agency who represent the likes of Atletico Madrid’s Alvaro Morata and Red Bull Leipzig’s Dani Olmo who is a summer target for Bayern Munich.