Manchester United have been busy trimming down their team, with more than a dozen departures from the academy and reserve ranks this summer. While the four senior team signings have taken all the headlines, the Red Devils are quietly bolstering their youth sides once again, targeting a wide range of talented teenagers from across Britain and Europe. The latest transfer gossip suggests that the latest promising player to be in their sights is Sheffield United forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The 19-year-old has caught the attention of scouts following an excellent half-season on loan at Northampton Town, helping the Cobblers take the League Two title with 8 goals in 26 appearances. Calvert-Lewin has returned to Bramall Lane just to find himself struggling for first-team football, as manager Chris Wilder opts to choose older and more experienced strikers instead. The player has so far been limited to just a single substitute appearance in the EFL Cup, coming on in the 83rd minute during the Blades’ defeat to Bury, and could be easily acquired.
Manchester United are apparently looking to add Calvert-Lewin to their reserve ranks this season, and would be willing to submit an offer in the region of £1 million to tempt Sheffield to sell. However, the League One side have already rejected interest from the Premier League in this transfer window, snubbing an earlier approach from Everton.