Sir Alex closes in on hot prospect.
Manchester United are said to be closing in on the signature of Grenoble starlet Sofiane Feghouli, according to reports in France.
The 19-year-old has, like many before him, been dubbed the ‘new Zidane’ by the French media and has seen his name linked with a number of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Despite the high level of interest the attacking midfielder has been quick to stress that he is happy learning his trade in Ligue 1 rather than warming the bench abroad.
However, the situation has changed considerably after Feghouli criticised Grenoble fans for their lack of support in recent weeks.
Grenoble find themselves bottom of the table having lost all seven of their league games this term, giving the impression that Feghouli has outgrown the French outfit.
The youngster was expected to depart last summer with Barcelona, Liverpool and Inter Milan monitoring his situation. (Sky Sports)
Whilst the tag of “New Zidane” is an impossible one to successfully justify Sofiane Feghouli is definitely one of the hottest young prospects in the game right now and one that Sir Alex has been chasing with some gusto in recent weeks, according to this source a deal for the £9m rated teenager.
The French Under 21 international appears to have angered many at his Grenoble club and a departure in January could well be on the cards and he will surely jump at the chance of a move to the reigning Premier League champions.
Very much one for the future Ferguson will no doubt ease the player into the first team squad if and when they do seal the deal for the attacking midfielder.