Chilean teenager on his way to completing Old Trafford move.
Manchester United appear to be close to sealing a deal for Universidad de Chile striker Angelo Henriquez, as rivals Manchester City step up their interest.
The 18-year-old is believed to be high on United’s wanted list, after the club missed out on Eden Hazard and Lucas Moura earlier in the transfer window.
But the powerful forward is also now wanted by City – who are keen to add to their squad before the new season starts – so Sir Alex Ferguson has seemingly moved quickly to finalise a deal while the player is in Europe with Universidad’s youth team.
So it appears that Sir Alex Ferguson is set to land highly rated starlet striker Angelo Henriquez, indeed La Tercera claims that the Chilean teenager is set to undergo a Man United medical today.
18 year old Henriquez is considered by many as one of the hottest prospects in South American football and his introduction to the Universidad de Chile first team would appear to suggest that the young Santiago born forward has a bright future.
Henriquez netted 11 goals in 17 league outings for Los Azules and this has led to a number of Europe’s ‘elite’ scouting the starlet and Man United may well have stolen a march on their competitors.
Ferguson has made picking up young talents from around the globe something of a habit in recent seasons, perhaps feeling that such a transfer policy is more cost effective and sensible than splashing huge sums on established stars.
The Man United boss has brought in the likes of David de Gea, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Javier Hernandez and seen them make instant first team impacts and may well look to Henriquez to do likewise if a deal can indeed be completed.
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