With just one more day left in the transfer window, clubs are lining up their bids for last minute swoops. It now appears that Bayern Munich are one such club, and they’ve set their sights on a player long targeted by Manchester United.
Reports in German outlet Tz suggest that the German champions are pursuing 16-year-old wonderkid Alex Timossi Andersson, who has been a long term target for the English giants.
Andersson currently functions as a forward for Swedish side Helsingborgs IF. Back in January, the teenager was given a trial at Old Trafford, and is believed to have impressed the management immensely.
However, the Swede has also trained with the Bavarian giants who are eager to secure his services. That makes it two of Europe’s largest and most illustrious clubs vying for his signature.
Astonishingly, in an interview with Swedish news outlet Expressen, the youngster revealed: “I do not plan a foreign move. I focus on HIF and to pick them up for all Swedish (sic) instead … I’ll do as good as I can, then we’ll see.”
However, last season saw his side relegated to the second division of Swedish football the first time in over 13 years, which isn’t too far away from his age either.
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As of such, the club might be tempted to sell him in a desperate attempt to cash in on his talents as soon as possible. With both Bayern and United enjoying a decent amount of financial backing, that shouldn’t be an issue.
If Andersson does end up at Old Trafford, he’ll have fellow Swedes Victor Lindelof and Zlatan Ibrahimović for company. The defender was signed this summer, while Zlatan res-igned with the outfit last week. The Mancunian side was also briefly the home of Henrik Larsson – an iconic striker of his country, who started his journey with Helsingborg as well.
Either stadium will be a more than optimum destination for the starlet who will be eager to develop his skill-set and attacking abilities before striking big in Europe.
Written by Naveen Kelvin
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