Manchester United to raid their local rivals for wonderkid Charlie McNeil
Manchester United are set to raid their local rivals Manchester City for wonderkid Charlie McNeil for just £750,000. The 17-year-old England international has been a superstar at youth level, scoring more than 600 goals.
He has reportedly rejected a professional contract at the Etihad, and is now set to make the cross-city move to Old Trafford. It is also understood that the talented teenager will cost around just under £1 million, to stop going to a tribunal.
City are looking to add a number of clauses in the move, to stop Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side from benefiting too much in the future or themselves regretting a little lesser.
McNeill is a Manchester United supporter, and spent his early years at Old Trafford before a switch over to the blue half of Manchester. It is understood he will be placed into Red Devils’ Under-23s team, with a view to making his way into the first-team.
Juventus and RB Leipzig have also been heavily linked with the England prodigy.
Steven Gerrard's Rangers side were also said to be in talks with the teenager's representatives. But Solskjaer appears to have won the race for the signature of the 17-year-old.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils have been handed a huge boost in their pursuit of former City academy starlet Jadon Sancho. The Borussia Dortmund star has reportedly told Solskjaer that he wants to play for the club.
Sancho left the Cityzens to join the German giants in August 2017.
It is claimed that the Red Devils have made some progress negotiating agent fees. However, United remain locked in talks with Dortmund over a transfer fee after having an initial bid of £70 million, rising to £110 million in bonuses, rejected by the German giants.
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