Man United are among some top European sides who are interested in signing Brazilian Thalys.
Manchester United have always been among the best destinations for the next generation of players trying to make a name for themselves. Old Trafford has never shied away from giving youth a chance. It’s in their DNA.
Erik ten Hag is doing his utmost to help restore that mantra, by giving Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo their opportunities. The former cost just £420,000 from Atletico Madrid a few years ago. The later an academy graduate.
Now, reports from AS claim that United have eyes on another absolute jewel; Thalys.
The article states that United are interested in signing the 18-year-old teenage sensation, who plies his trade for Palmeiras in Brazil.
The Reds are said to be among the sides who are monitoring the player, with Barcelona also keen on signing Thalys, who is already being dubbed the ‘next Endrick’.
A forward, Thalys has gone from strength-to-strength as part of Palmerias’ U20 setup, while often training with the first-team. He is yet to make their senior debut due to the fact that the club don’t want to rush him into action.
This is the sort of signing we’ve seen several of our rivals make time and time again. Gabriel Jesus to Manchester City, while Julian Alvarez’s path to their first-team was similar. This plan does work, but it has to be for the right player in the right system.
United have been guilty of throwing the cash around all too freely of late, but this does feel like an astute piece of business if the club could somehow pull it off.
The problem? I’m not sure United is still the top destination. Hence, the Reds will have to start splashing the cash at the player in order to have him remotely interested in making the switch to Manchester.
It’s a very careful line to tow. Though finishing inside the top four and having Champions League football on the table could certainly help our chances.
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