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Charlton Athletic are in pole position to land Folkestone Invicta’s highly-rated teenage striker Johan Ter Horst.
The 18-year-old played for Charlton’s under-21 side on Monday night, coming off the bench for the second half against Cardiff.
Ter Horst, who’s also been linked with a move to Premier League giants Aston Villa, hit the woodwork at the Cardiff City Stadium as the Addicks lost 1-0.
That came just two days after he impressed watching scouts with a stunning goal for Folkestone in their 4-1 win over Burgess Hill, running from the halfway line and leaving several defenders in his wake.
Invicta boss Neil Cugley said: "Lots of clubs are watching him, so he’s got to perform. I thought he did that well on Saturday, knowing that people were watching.
"He’s had all this publicity and he’s taken it on his shoulders, which is what he’s got to do. He could play at a high standard. All sorts of football clubs have been coming down to have a look.
"The good thing is that he loves playing for Folkestone. He’s not someone who doesn’t want to be here, he wants to get us into the play-offs."
Invicta are away to Kent rivals Whitstable Town on Saturday.
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