Manchester United youngster Tosin Kehinde is attracting interest from FC Barcelona, but he’s prepared to reject their approach under one condition.
That’s according to the Manchester Evening News, with the 20-year-old to turn down a move to Catalonia; but only if he’s integrated into the first-team setup.
Kehinde’s United deal expires on Sunday, with Barcelona ready to swoop and move the youngster straight into their ‘B’ team, who currently play in the division below the first-team, in a league equivalent to the Championship.
You can clearly see why that’s an attractive proposition for the young man, as that regular football would do him the world of good.
The young man has trained with the first-team on several occasions, but it has never gone further than that. Perhaps tying him down to a new deal, then taking him on pre-season tour would be a good start.
Even if that were to happen, though, I’m just not sure he’s ready to be in the first-team on a regular basis. You look at the likes of more established youngsters like Andreas Pereira and Scott McTominay struggling to break through, yet Kehinde is demanding that opportunity, although the others are in stronger positions? I don’t see the Red Devils giving into his demands, but I guess we’ll know the outcome soon enough.