Man United are set to sign Charlie McNeil from rivals Man City amongst other prospects in the view of bolstering their academy.
The striker has recorded over 600 goals for his youth side. This drew interest from Juventus, RB Leipzig and Rangers, thus making this coup very significant.
United have been working to sign the Englishman for months now and will seal the deal for a fee rising over £1 million.
Already Mason Greenwood is someone that fans associate as the next big thing for the Red Devils. Adding another lethal striker of such prospect could be a way to make sure that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can have more than one potentially elite striker in the same age category.
The City youth product being added to the ranks next to the 18-year-old could prove to be an investment that gives birth to a lethal striking partnership. Whilst one is considered as one of the hottest prospects in European youth football, the other is making his name as an exciting talent at the top level. The Old Trafford faithful should definitely be excited for the day when the pair lead the line.
Moreover, Alvaro Fernandez Carreras, Marc Jurado and Isak Hansen-Aaoren from Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Tromso respectively are also set to join McNeil.
Carreras and Jurado are defensive-oriented signings. The pair will likely be used to lay the foundation to a potential backline in the future. Both have received international clearance to complete the move and have been undergoing self-isolation in Manchester with a host family.
Meanwhile, Hansen-Aaoren is yet to receive his clearance. The Tromso forward made his professional debut just back in July and now he might be at Old Trafford in a matter of time – a massive step up.
This rejuvenated focus on youngsters and building a competent youth side is definitely a great positive. The Mancunians had lost their touch with upcoming talents during their rebuild period following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. Surely, the growth in this department is a step in the right direction.