Old Trafford side keen on Danish teenager.
Manchester United hone in on £5m Ajax wonderkid Viktor Fischer
Manchester United are expected to step up their interest in Ajax striker Viktor Fischer after he was described by Denmark Under-19 coach Thomas Frank as the new ‘ Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo’ .
Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to put aside up to £5million to land the teenager, according to reports in Holland, and his recent form has only increased the hype around the 18-year-old.
He burst onto the scene during last season’s inaugural NextGen Series tournament – in which he finished top scorer with seven goals as a strong Ajax side reached the final – and has hit the ground running in this season’s competition.
The forward, who scored a hat-trick against Liverpool last season, was at it again with a trio against Molde earlier this week.
‘Fischer is special. He can be just like Messi or Ronaldo,’ said Frank.
Whilst Vickor Fischer may be drawing parallels with both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi the Danish teenager is in many ways simply the ‘next Christian Eriksen’, a player who’s career path is very similar to the 19 year old’s.
The young Ajax man is beginning to draw comparisons with his compatriot who is a little further down the road having already made a real impact at the Eredivisie side, helping Frank de Boer’s side to back to back titles. Though Eriksen is something of a playmaker, with great potential, Fischer is a free-thinking forward who has attracted a lot of attention with his performances in the NextGen series.
The 18 year old has recently made his first team bow and has proved incredibly successful with the Danish Under 17 and Under 19 sides.
Sir Alex Ferguson has adopted a more youthful transfer policy of late and a £5m move for Fischer could be a wise one but that sort of fee is not likely to persuade Ajax to sell, not in today’s inflated transfer market.
The Old Trafford boss has brought in the likes of Javier Hernandez, David de Gea, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones and seen the youngsters make instant impacts in the Man United first team and the Scot has continued this policy over the summer by snapping up Nick Powell and Chilean starlet Angelo Henriquez.
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