Manchester United are interested in signing Lyon wonder kid Rayan Cherki, according to the latest reports from the Telegraph.
An attacking midfielder who can also be deployed as a Striker, the 15-year-old is one of the brightest prospect at Lyon, a player that has been a subject of constant interest from big European clubs like Real Madrid, Juventus and Barcelona amongst others.
Still only 15, the youngster will only be eligible for a move within the European Union by his next birthday, August 17.
Mathis Rayan Cherki already plays for Lyon’s Under-19s and is regarded as one of the best prospect to come out of the Lyon’s academy in the recent years.
If Manchester United indeed goes through with this transfer, it will only prove to be a mark in the shift of the transfer policy at the Old Trafford.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already talked about his intentions to sign young and talented youngsters and mold them into the ‘Manchester United way’ instead of going after the big and established transfer targets:
“It’s a great challenge [to oversee the rebuild] but it’s a great responsibility as well, because this club is huge. The media and everyone’s criticising us as soon as they’ve got a chance. We’ve just got to stick together.
“We’ve been through difficult periods before but we’ve got to come through it as a team. But we’ve got to do it together. We’ve got to recruit smart, keep blooding the youngsters and we’’ll be fine.”
Credits: Manchester Evening News
While it’s commendable that Manchester United are looking to go after the young talents, we should probably look to appoint a Technical Director with a ‘Footballing background’ to really follow up on this strategy.
Until and unless we do that, we would just be running around in circles and coming back to this exact position and problems in a few years time.