Ghana Youngster Training With United Ahead Of Proposed Move

By on January 18, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Man Utd bring a youngster in on trial.

Leicester City youngster Jeff Schlupp is training with Manchester United ahead of a proposed permanent transfer, according to the Independent.

The report claims the 20-year-old attacker is on currently on a short-term trial with the Premier League giants and has been given the chance to show what he can do in training with the first team at United’s Carrington training base.

If all goes to plan, the Independent suggest a permanent transfer could be concluded for the player as United and Leicester continue their close working relationship.

Sir Alex Ferguson has recently extended the loan of young defender Michael Keane to the Midlands club while striker Jesse Lingard has recently returned from his own loan spell there. Several other players who’ve come through United’s youth system have gone to Leicester, namely Ritchie De Laet, Danny Drinkwater and Matty James. So it looks like United have called in a favour and taken one of Leicester’s up-and-coming stars.

Schlupp is predominant regarded as a striker but he can also operate on the left side of midfield and made his big break last season when he scored a hat-trick on his debut away to Rotherham in the League Cup.

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The Ghana international is a raw talent who’s only made 16 appearances at Championship level and is yet to make an appearance for the first team this season, so he’ll surely be seen as one for the future and not competing for the first team if he ends up making a permanent move to Old Trafford.

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One Comment

  1. Abdullahi adesola

    January 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I wil like dat as first african player ds time at united

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