Manchester United is on the brink of completing two exciting deals with Manchester City that will create a new record for the highest UK transfer fee involving players under the age of 16. The Red Devils have already bolstered their first-team squad with the signings of Mason Mount and Andre Onana this summer. They are now turning their attention to strengthening their youth ranks.
Fletcher Twins Set to Join Old Trafford
United is eyeing a raid on their cross-town rivals for two of City’s brightest young talents. Tyler and Jack Fletcher, the twin sons of former United midfielder Darren Fletcher. The former United player serves as the club’s technical director. Both brothers have already earned international youth caps, with Tyler representing Scotland and Jack playing for England.
Despite being on schoolboy contracts at City, the talented twins are expected to sign professional terms with United once they turn 17 in March. Both clubs remain highly impressed by their potential. Further negotiations are currently underway to secure their transfer as a matter of urgency. The impending deals will break the British record fee for players under 16, emphasizing United’s conviction in the duo’s abilities.
Long-Awaited Move for Manchester United
The interest in the Fletcher twins has been brewing for quite some time. Manchester Evening News reports that United closely monitored their development before initiating discussions with City for a potential double-deal. Football enthusiasts regard the talented youngsters as among the most promising youth players in the country. Consequently, making them a natural target for United’s youth recruitment strategy.
Interestingly, Darren Fletcher is usually instrumental in recruitment matters. However, he has taken a back seat in this instance, allowing Tyler and Jack to make their own decisions. His role has been purely supportive as a father, empowering the brothers to shape their footballing futures independently, much like their choices regarding international allegiances.
As United looks to secure the Fletcher twins, City is not standing idly by. The defending Premier League champions are also preparing to launch their own raid on United’s academy by signing centre-back Harrison Parker. Despite being offered the highest possible wage for a youth player, the talented youngster rejected a new deal at Old Trafford.
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