Manchester United are set to sign Barnsley star Mason Holgate after the defender completed a successful trial.
According to the Daily Star, the 18-year-old had a three-day trial with the Red Devils, where he impressed the coaches enough to win a move to Old Trafford.
The English newspaper state that Swansea City had also been interested in the youngster; however, it looks like they will be beaten to his signature.
United are going to make a £1 million move for the teenager, the Daily Star believe.
Louis van Gaal has already signed Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Memphis Depay, and Matteo Darmian this summer [via Sky Sports] – and Holgate could be the fifth arrival.
However, in contrast to the four new additions, the full-back is unlikely to head straight in to the first-team.
Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind, Antonio Valencia, Matteo Darmian, and Rafael da Silva can already play on the flanks of the back-line at the Theatre of Dreams, and Holgate will therefore likely have to impress in the reserves before being awarded his chance by van Gaal.
The Red Devils are expected to still chase more signings this summer, with van Gaal having stated his belief that there are two positions that require strengthening [The Guardian].
The two areas could be up front and in goal – as both may be short on numbers next season.
Between the sticks, Victor Valdes has been told that he will be sold [Goal.com] as a consequence of a refusal to play in the Under-21s, while David De Gea has been heavily linked to Real Madrid [talkSPORT].
Meanwhile, Robin van Persie recently signed for Fenerbahce [BBC Sport] and Radamel Falcao left Manchester after his season-long loan deal expired in May [BBC Sport] – therefore leaving Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez as the only senior forwards in the squad.