Manchester United are set to add another starlet to their already impressive academy as Dutch side Ajax fail to tie whizkid to a new contract.
The Red Devils are on the lookout of top-class talent at the younger age group and have already scouted and give a trail to a number of teenagers recently. And one name that could be added to this list this summer is Daishwan Redan.
The Dutch national, who turned 16 not so long ago, has been on the radar of the English outfit more than a year now and it is understood that they are now in pole position to sign the starlet this summer.
One of the most exciting youngsters in the European stage at the moment, Redan has also represented his national side at the U17 level already and was expected to stay with the Dutch giants for another season.
He expressed his desire and commitment to the club and ignored all interests from Old Trafford to extend his contract before the end of the season. However, it is now understood that talks have broken down between both parties as Ajax are unable to promise regular game time next season.
Redan has now officially rejected a new contract with Ajax and is up for sale this summer.
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In a statement by the youth coach of the Dutch outfit, it is revealed that Ajax want him to stay but that they are unable to meet his requirement and are ready to let him go.
“We have mapped out a path for him and held in-depth discussions with him and his management,” declared Ajax youth coach Said Ouaali.
“That there is no agreement is extremely regrettable; obviously they have something else on their minds.
“We have made every effort to maintain a great talent as Daishawn for the club but at some point it stops. We wish him all the best with the rest of his career,’ the statement read.
The 16-year old has already been at Old Trafford for a trial last November and it is understood that Red Devils are hot favorites to land the star this summer.