Man United have added Nordsjaelland youngster, Kamaldeen Sulemana, to their list of transfer targets.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hasn’t shied away from giving young players their chance on the big stage. Perhaps we’ll see more of that tonight against Leicester City.
The first-team has a few academy graduates at the forefront, while our youth setup is overflowing with talent. As the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, hence why United are being linked with another up-and-comer.
Apparently United, along with Ajax, ‘want’ to sign the talented 19-year-old, who has 10 goals and 6 assists for the Danish Superliga outfit this season.
Predominantly a left-winger, Sulemana is someone whose stock has continued to rise over the course of an impressive breakthrough campaign.
The similarities between this potential move and United’s move for Amad Diallo is there for all to see. It’s a case of eyeing someone with bags of potential and who fits our system. Obviously, it’s a move with the long-term in mind.
There is absolutely no way of knowing whether players like Sulemana turn into the world-class footballers that you hope, but when there’s very little involved in the way of a transfer fee, it’s a gamble worth taking.
You look at the likes of Hannibal Mejbri, Marc Jurado and many others within the current academy setup who are in similar positions. Their talent is endless and eventually, you’d hope they can make that step up.
One thing I will say is that left-wing isn’t really a massive need. Marcus Rashford has been brilliant out there, as has Paul Pogba recently. The modern-day forward tends to be able to play on either wing, though, so maybe Sulemana is being eyed for that right-hand side of our attack.