Manchester United could be about to lose one of their latest academy graduates, Josh Harrop. That’s according to David Amoyal, who writes for Gianluca Di Marzio. The midfielder, 21, is out of contract and is attracting interest from across Europe.
The attacking midfielder made his debut during United’s final game of the Premier League season, scoring a stunning goal against Crystal Palace, proving what a talent he is.
However, a lack of first-team football is obviously taking it’s toll, and Harrop wants more minutes even if it means moving elsewhere. Although he is out of contract, the eventual winner of his signature would have to pay roughly £500,000 as a training fee.
A trio of Ligue 1 sides are named as parties interested in Harrop, namely Lyon, Rennes and Bordeaux – all of whom have a tendency to promote and develop young players.
Whilst it would be a shame to see the Stockport-born man leave the Theatre of Dreams permanently, you would totally understand his decision. Although he did make his Premier League debut last month, you feel that game-time here in Manchester would be hard to come by for him on a regular basis.
He has some immensely talented players in front of him, and that isn’t going to change anytime soon so I’m not sure a loan move would be a wise idea either. Perhaps a full-time contract elsewhere with some sort of buy-back clause included would be the way to go.