Manchester United are not just interested in signing world famous £100 Million plus superstars, they are also in the market for young exciting talent and that is why they have joined the race to sign Roma’s sixteen-year-old attacking midfielder Vittorio Agostinelli.
Ajax, of course, are also reported to be very keen on the teenager who has been performing excellently for the Roma academy.
The youngster is viewed as a natural ‘false nine’ and clubs all over Europe are said to be monitoring developments but United and Ajax are seen as the front runners for his signature.
Roma certainly does not want to lose the teenager and would face a backlash from the clubs fans if they are unable to hang on to one of their hottest prospects.
This news will be welcomed by United fans, they have been desperate for the club to go back to the old way of mixing top signings with exciting youngsters, it was the United way for many years but not so much in recent times.
Obviously, for Ajax this is nothing new and their set up and the way they are prepared to play their kids at the top level may be more attractive to Agostinelli but then again, it would be hard for any 16-year-old to turn own Manchester United.