The teenager is reportedly being closely tracked by one of Portugal's most successful clubs.

17-year-old Joshua Wynder isn't yet a household name, but if these reports are to be believed, the teenage defender is on the cusp of a major breakthrough in his nascent career.

Wynder, who currently plays for USL Championship side Louisville City in his native Kentucky, has featured for the under-19 USMNT, where he skippered the team during a victory over England back in 2022. His performances for Louisville have garnered the attention of several MLS teams, but it is claimed that his current club have rebuffed these approaches in lieu of a potential move abroad for the player.

One club that has been claimed to be closely tracking his progress is Benfica, with the Eagles looking to add him to their roster. Wynder has apparently trained with the Portuguese side, who are looking set to prepare a formal bid to try to sign him from Louisville City. 

Wynder, who signed for his current club in June 2021 - when he was then only 16 - has gone on to make over 30 appearances for the club, while scoring two goals. 

Should the move come to pass, Wynder would join an increasing crop of young American talents opting to play their club football in Europe as opposed to featuring in MLS.