Man United are amongst the teams showing interest in Grimsby Town youngster, Ben Grist.
At Manchester United, the development of youth has always been the mantra. From nurturing talent already at Old Trafford, to signing young players with plenty of promise. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been more than willing to continue that mantra.
In a report from Football League World, United are now being linked with a move to sign another up-and-comer in the form of Grimsby Town’s Ben Grist.
United, along with Newcastle United and Leicester City, are interested in signing the emerging midfielder, who, according to FLW, ‘could get a big move’ this summer.
It’s written that it’s ‘looked quite likely for a while’ that he’d be moving on from Grimsby sooner rather than later, as Grist looks to further his career as a footballer.
Aged just sixteen, there is little-to-no information online about Grist’s style of play, so sadly we can’t help you out in that regard.
I understand this isn’t an awful lot of information to go on, though as of right now, Leicester City are seen as the frontrunners to sign the talented Englishman.
You would hope that if United’s interest is genuine, they’d have more than enough firepower to nudge past Leicester in the race to sign Grist. For the player, there would be absolutely no better place to develop his game than Old Trafford – a club that has always given young players a chance regardless of their age.
Obviously, it’ll be a few years before Grist makes an impact on the first-team level in the Premier League and it’s always tough to gauge how quickly these young players will develop.
For now, let’s put a pin in this rumour and see if any other media outlets pick up on the story.