Callum Tyler Whelan (born 24 September 1998) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Watford.
Whelan grew up in the Barnsley village of Hemingfield, and spent the early part of his childhood at the Barnsley Academy. He joined Manchester United at the age of eight, and went on to become one of three players shortlisted for the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award in 2017. He signed a new contract with the "Red Devils" in July 2018. On 31 January 2019, he joined League Two side Port Vale on loan until the end of the 2018–19 season. He failed to make it into a match-day squad under new manager John Askey, who felt he was not yet ready for senior football, and the loan was ended early on 2 April.
In August 2019, Whelan signed a one-year contract at Watford, with the option of a further year. He made his first-team debut for the "Hornets" in the fourth round of the FA Cup on 4 January 2020, coming on as a 61st-minute substitute for Domingos Quina in a 3–3 draw with Tranmere Rovers at Vicarage Road. He started in the replay 19 days later, which ended in a 2–1 defeat.
Style of play
Whelan is a central midfielder with good short-range passing skills.
- As of match played 23 January 2020
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||EFL Cup||Other||Total|
|Manchester United||2018–19||Premier League||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Port Vale (loan)||2018–19||EFL League Two||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|