ENGLISH Premier League clubs are queueing up to have a look at A-League wonderkid Mat Ryan with Wigan and West Brom both wanting to put him through his paces now too.
The talented 20 year old keeper starts a week-long trial with London's Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow - when they return from their pre-season matches in the USA under new boss Andrea Villas-Boas.
But now other EPL clubs have heard he will be in the UK, they have asked the Mariners to extend the young glovesman's leave of absence to fit in spells at Wigan and West Ham, with others like Championship side Burnley waiting on the sidelines too.
"Central Coast Mariners received unprecedented interest from a number of Barclays Premier League and nPower Championship clubs, each eager to have the 2012 Hyundai A-League Goalkeeper of the Year join them on trial," the club said today.
"Ryan is now due to return to Australia in mid-August to continue pre-season preparations with Central Coast Mariners."
Before he left australia, Ryan told Sydney's Daily Telegraph: "Obviously Spurs have got two older keepers in Brad Friedel and Carlo Cudicini, so there is an opportunity there.
"It's just up to me to prove I have the potential," Ryan told The Daily Telegraph before his departure on Monday.