SPOTTED: ‘Next James Rodriguez’ Photographed At Manchester United

Real Madrid's James Rodriguez signs an autograph during a ceremony.

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Manchester United have always been a great destination to develop at for talents both old and young. As a result, the club seldom has a problem with trying to lure individuals, and where popularity might fail, financial might usually does the trick for the current most profitable football outfit.

But when it comes to youngsters, the game differs slightly. Recent transfer windows have shown how much of a return on investment starlets can often bring. It would now appear that United might be on the verge of making one such bid of their own.

As per Mirror, Colombian wonderkid Wilson Tilve has been photographed at the Manchester United youth academy, and is reportedly in England to undergo a week-long trial at the Mancunian outfit.

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At 16 years of age, Tilve has been dubbed the ‘next James Rodriguez’ and his antics in the no.10 spot are quite similar to that of the countryman he is being likened to.

Currently a member of Club Atletico Colombia de Cartagena, Tilve is being targeted by numerous Columbian clubs, but the Premier League giants are the ones leading the charge to make the signing.

Needless to say, if his trial proves to be an impressive one, the outfit will not hesitate to dip into their coffers to ensure that he joins their illustrious youth academy – a fairly decent path to eventual glory at Old Trafford.

Interestingly, the emerging starlet is the first-ever Columbian to have been given an invitation to train at the academy.

While James is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid, what with his 2014 World Cup antics not being entirely aped, a better future could await the teenager. But for now, United have made no confirmation over whether or not a permanent contract has been offered.

 

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