HE’S got long blond hair, is a talented footballer – and his name’s Savage.
Former Wrexham-born Wales international Robbie Savage’s son Charlie is following in his father’s footsteps – and he’s only five years old.
Now Charlie is being chased by four top Premier League sides.
He’s training with Manchester United but is also wanted by super-rich Manchester City, and Merseyside duo Liverpool and Everton.
Yet his dad admits he wouldn’t mind if son Charlie ended up playing for his home-town club, Wrexham.
Charlie was spotted playing for his local team by a scout from Manchester City and was offered a chance to train with them.
A beaming Savage said: “I went to watch him recently and a guy stood next to me and said ‘that blond boy’s a great player’ and he was talking about Charlie.
“It turned out to be a scout from Manchester City.
“They invited us to go and watch City against Arsenal and when we walked in one of the coaches asked me if this was the boy everyone is talking about.”
Soon after, Robbie’s wife Sarah was approached by a scout from United while watching Charlie play and then a Liverpool scout got in touch.
“Next thing my agent was calling me to say Everton had called to set up a trial with them,” said former Daily Post columnist Savage, who plays for Championship side Derby County.
“He goes to United’s development centre every week now and he’s absolutely loving it. They won’t decide if they want to put him into the Academy until he’s seven or eight so we don’t want to build his hopes up too much.
“Most boys his age just chase the ball around but he always seems to find himself a bit of space and time on the ball.”
Savage, whose career started at Manchester United before playing for Crewe Alexandra, Leicester City, Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers, insisted he never pushed his son into being a footballer.
The 39-times capped former Wales international said: “I watch games and see other parents screaming at their children but I’ve always just stayed in the background and let him get on with it.
“My wife was the first one to take him along to football so it’s all down to her.”
“We’ve got two goals in the back garden and he wants to play first to 20 nearly every night – and he’s starting to beat me,” joked 34-year-old Savage.
He added: “Obviously I would love to see him run out at Old Trafford but if he ended up at Wrexham I would be happy.
“I keep out of it because I don’t want to put any pressure on the lad, it’s entirely up to him.
“To be honest I wouldn’t even mind if he wanted to be a builder or a doctor, as long as he is healthy and happy.”