Manchester United have offered a trial to 14-year-old Lucas Gomes, as they look to bring in more quality players for their academy sides.
Gomes, who plays for Malmo, is set to have a ‘test game’ after flying to Manchester, according to Ungdomsfotboll.se.
The youngster stated: “It will be a lot fun and I will trial as well as play with them. I think there will be a higher pace there but I hope and I think I will handle it. I’m looking really forward to this adventure.”
United have been keen on stepping up the quality being produced by their academy for quite some time now.
Only recently, it was announced that they had made a quick move on 15 Huddersfield academy players, who became free agents when the Premier League club decided to close down two of its youth teams. Those players were offered a number of trials and test games, and so far, 5 of those players have been signed up by the Red Devils.
The United u-18 side has made a stuttering start to the new season, having picked up 3 points from 2 games, as they lie 8th in the u-18 Premier League table.
The quality of players coming through at rival clubs, particularly Manchester City – who top the u-18 table – has put United on red alert, and they seek to meet the concerns about the quality of players coming through as soon as possible.
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