Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has handed a trial to 14-year-old Swedish prodigy Rines Arifi, as per reports.
The Special One has taken keen interest to bring in young talent in order to strengthen the Red Devils’ future. He added three new youngsters, viz. Aliou Traore, who was at Paris Saint-Germain, Arnau Puigmal from Espanyol, and another 16-year-old wonder-kid, Di’Shon, to the club’s youth academy over the summer.
And now, as per The Daily Mail, Swedish national Rines Arifi has been invited by the Portuguese tactician to United’s Carrington training complex to give a trial by the end of this month. Arifi, who plays in the youth system of Swedish side Husie IF in Malmo, would reportedly be training with the club between 23-29 October.
If the youngster’s trial goes according to plan, he would become Mourinho’s third Swedish signing for the Red Devils after Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Victor Lindelof.
The 14-year-old couldn’t hide his excitement when his favourite club came calling, and told the media: “It feels great. I’ve dreamed about it since I was little.”
His father Hajriz Arifi added: “United will judge him in several different ways as I have understood it. But if they like him, Rines will be invited to their academy. He loves football a lot and he has been battling since he was six-years-old. He never misses a training session.”
The teenage striker also revealed that he idolises three superstars associated with the Red Devils, viz. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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