Manchester United are instantly battling RB Leipzig over the signing of highly-rated teenage striker Dino Klapija, in keeping with experiences. The Pink Devils have overwhelmed heavyweight curiosity throughout Europe however await Klapija’s determination as he and his household assess the 2 choices.
The 16-year-old performs for Croatian outfit NK Kustosija and has been capped twice for the nation’s U17 facet. However he was born in New York and was just lately referred to as up for USA U17 responsibility.
In accordance with the Mail, Klapija has attracted mass curiosity across the continent however has snubbed curiosity from AC Milan, Barcelona, Chelsea and Juventus.
It leaves Leipzig and United as his two most popular choices, and each are able to splash round £5million to seal a take care of Kustosija.
Klapija is within the ultimate stage of his determination. The American starlet’s household are operating floor checks to make sure his subsequent vacation spot will provide him the very best probability of settling and persevering with his training.
The report provides that Klapija’s switch intentions are anticipated to develop into clear after the worldwide break concludes this week.
United are additionally monitoring Leeds United winger Finley Gorman, 14, however face rival curiosity from Manchester Metropolis, amongst others.
Erik ten Hag has wasted no time in emphasising the significance of the membership’s youth academy to his long-term venture.
The Dutchman left a membership that strongly values its youth ranks to fruitful reward in Ajax for an additional however has reportedly been left disenchanted with the shortage of high quality throughout United’s age ranges.
Ten Hag oversaw an exodus of homegrown expertise this summer season to make clear that he’ll solely welcome the brightest prospects into his first-team squad.
Dean Henderson joined Crystal Palace in a deal value as much as £20m, and Anthony Elanga left for Nottingham Forest, who paid £15m.
Matej Kovar to Bayer Leverkusen raked in £8m, whereas Axel Tuanzebe, Zidane Iqbal, Teden Mengi, Charlie Savage and Marc Jurado additionally departed.
After United’s 2-0 win in opposition to Leeds United in the beginning of pre-season, Ten Hag laid out his want to implement a minimum of one academy expertise into his senior ranks each season.
“That is their second. So we’ve got to enhance the squad, you are able to do it with gamers who make transfers but additionally gamers who’re throughout the entire academy,” Ten Hag instructed MUTV.
“Man United is legendary [for] it. To deliver younger youngsters to above and to play within the first group. Final yr, Garnacho made it.
“So I at all times hope for no less than one participant who can go into our squad and compete for a beginning place.”
This season, Kobbie Mainoo appears to be like to have earned that chance. The 18-year-old midfielder is anticipated to play an element this time period as soon as he recovers from an damage in opposition to Actual Madrid in the course of the US tour.
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