Manchester United are interested in acquiring two Nottingham Forest youngsters this summer.
The Red Devils are keen on both Matt Bondswell and Alex Mighten, if reports from the Daily Mail, per the Nottingham Post, are to be believed.
Both are highly rated by Forest coaches, currently playing in the U23 side, despite being eligible to play for the U18s at this point in time.
Let’s start with Bondswell. He’s a 16-year-old defender, predominantly playing in the left-back position. He’s an athletic individual which will certainly come in handy as he’d be required to bomb up and down his flank for 90 minutes straight.
Then we have Mighten who’s more offensive-minded; he plays as a winger for Forest’s youth team. He’s also 16, and as you’d imagine, the Championship club are keen on both to remain with the club in the long-term.
United have always had a mantra of developing youth, and it seems as though it’s a tactic that they’re trying to continue to persist with; albeit extremely tough in the modern-day, win-now era.
It’s always a gamble when signing younger players but they’re often relatively cheap – making it a risk worth taking. Who knows, perhaps these guys could be Manchester United regulars in five years time…