Macclesfield Town manager Gary Simpson is unsure how much longer the club can hold on to right-back Elliott Hewitt.
Hewitt, 17, made his debut as a 16-year-old against Hereford last season.
"If there is a better right-back in the bottom two divisions as we speak I haven't seen one," Simpson told BBC Radio Manchester.
"He's absolutely unbelievable to say he's only just 17. Whether we can hang onto him I very much doubt. All the big boys are hovering."
Hewitt, who has come through the youth system at the Moss Rose, has featured regularly this season, making eight appearances.