Man United head cluster of EPL sides in chase for player that Chris Waddle says should play on the continent

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When Man United are looking to head off several other clubs in their chase for a player, you know that he must be good.

Hull City ace, Jaden Philogene, has certainly had the world of football talking recently after it was believed that Barcelona had come in for the 22-year-old Hull City star.

Though a potential move to Catalonia hasn’t come to fruition, TeamTalk note that the Red Devils have made their interest in the player clear, with Tottenham Hotspur, Ipswich Town, Everton and Crystal Palace all circling.

Man United want Jaden Philogene

With 17 goals and seven assists in 80 English Championship games per transfermarkt, it’s obvious why Philogene is so much in demand.

Former England international, Chris Waddle, actually believes that the player’s ambitions will be better served by playing in Europe.

“He’s only twenty-two, so the potential is massive,” he said to Lord Ping.

Jaden Philogene to Man United?

“When I first saw him, I thought he looked like a player that was destined to reach the top of the game. I found it strange that Hull managed to get him because his potential was clear. He’ll obviously be sold for a lot more money than Hull paid for him, so it’s been a shrewd investment from them and a great bit of business.

“He’s one of those wingers who picks up the ball and takes people on. He’s an entertainer. He’s exciting.

“I’ll be honest, I think his game probably suits the continent rather than England. I think he’ll have more freedom to express himself playing in Europe where he can focus on the things he does well and not have to worry as much about the defensive side of the game.

“For his development as a player, a move to Europe would also benefit him. Barcelona have been linked to him, which says it all about the type of player he is and could become.

“He’s going to have some wonderful options and he deserves them. If I was him, I’d go to a club in Spain or Germany.”

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