Old Trafford boss interested in Bundesliga starlet.
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Manchester United have been linked with former Reading striker Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The 21-year-old only left the Royals for Bundesliga side Hoffenheim in the summer but four goals and a series of good performances have reportedly alerted the Premier League giants.
The Icelander struck twice for his country’s Under-21 side against Scotland in October, securing his team a place in the European Championship in 2012, with United scouts reportedly in the crowd.
Sigurdsson left Reading for around £6million but has seen his value rise to nearer the £9m mark in just a matter of months, thanks to his form in Germany’s top tier.
Arsenal have also been linked with the forward in the past but any interest Arsene Wenger may have shown has diminished, according to reports in the Spanish media. (TalkSPORT)
Gylfi Sigurdsson has had something of a meteoric progression up the footballing ladder over the past 18 months. The Icelandic midfielder (and not striker as TalkSPORT have stated) had a break out season at Reading last term where he scored a ton of goals but failed to get the club anywhere near the Championship promotion picture, then along came Hoffenheim who saw the potential the Icelandic international possessed and quickly snapped him up.
Since his arrival in the Bundesliga the 21 year old has been a huge success and his intelligent attacking performances have not gone unnoticed and Sir Alex Ferguson is just one of many managers looking to snap up Sigurdsson.
The Old Trafford boss is looking to build a new generation of talent and a move for the Hoffenheim man would be a good one but the Bundesliga side won’t be keen to sell a player they only signed a few months ago so a bidding war could ensue, driving the price up dramatically.
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