What is the most recent Manchester United transfer rumor?
The Red Devils may have a busy summer ahead of Erik ten Hag’s second season in charge, with Champions League football returning to Old Trafford in 2023/24.
A new midfielder and forward were supposed to be high on the wishlist, but it appears that academy signings may also be on the cards.
According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, United has started a bid to capture the 16-year-old midfielders after they impressed at City’s academy. He said that the Fletcher twins are set to bridge the Manchester divide and join United after the club approached City last week to arrange a transaction, adding that the transfer is expected to be finalized for a large fee.
“Manchester United launch bid to sign 16-year-old midfielders Jack and Tyler Fletcher from Manchester City.” The twin sons of MUFC technical director Darren Fletcher came through the MCFC system and flourished, but they are now set to cross the gap for a significant fee.”
Ornstein also reports that the pair, who are regarded as two of the most potential Under-16 prospects in the UK, will continue on schoolboy registrations and will be eligible to sign professional contracts when they turn 17 in March 2024.
Who else is Manchester United interested in signing this summer?
The Fletcher twins could be future stars who break into the senior side, but first-team signings are also on the cards in the coming months.
Mason Mount of Chelsea appears to be a primary target, with a £40 million bid recently rejected. In addition to Mount, there has been much conjecture linking Napoli’s Kim Min-Jae to a move to Old Trafford.
According to reports, the South Korean international has opted to transfer to Manchester, although Bayer Munich is reported to be in the running for his services.
Of course, the club’s ongoing takeover saga is also set to be resolved, with Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe both waiting to find out if their bids have been successful, so it looks set to be a frantic few months, but moves for Jack and Tyler Fletcher appear to be on the cards in what could be a shrewd double deal down the line.