HARRY Vaughan could be sold this summer, despite signing a two-year professional deal with Oldham Athletic.

The midfielder has been fast-tracked to the first team, making his debut aged just 16 during the first year of his apprenticeship, and a total of six substitute appearances in the second half of last season.

That has led to the youngster penning professional terms before the end of his scholarship.

But it may not be with Latics that his development continues after attracting attention from a host of clubs, including Manchester City, where he is believed to have spent a few days with the Under 18s after the EFL season finished.

There are obvious links with head coach Curle being a former City captain.

But Vaughan is an exciting prospect who has attracted attention throughout the Premier League and Football League.

Vaughan was handed his senior debut by Harry Kewell, but the change in management did not halt his progress as Curle admired both the teenager’s ability and attitude.

“I like little Harry, he’s got a hunger about him,” said Curle last season of Vaughan, who only recently turned 17.

“He doesn’t get fazed by anything, he’s tenacious and he wants to improve and he wants to develop.

“Probably the best thing I like about him is he hasn’t got an inflated ego about himself, and some of those players in the changing room I have to tell them they’re not as good as what they think they actually are.

“People might think that’s disrespectful but sometimes you see players who think they don’t need to do the simple things.

“For the younger players who have come in and made appearances this season, it’s a great education for them. They are learning on the job and learning on the coal-face. It’s a great place to do your work.

“Their attitude towards it has been very good.”

Latics are no strangers to seeing their top talents picked up by Premier League clubs.

Zak Emmerson moved to Brighton last summer after a handful of first-team appearances and is flourishing in the Seagulls’ youth set-up.