Wonder kid attracting interest from English giants

Manchester United

Manchester United , Manchester City and Newcastle United are all set to battle it out this summer for young Schalke sensation. NewcastleWorld are reporting that Manchester City have now entered the race for Newcastle target Assan Ouedraogo. He is also on the radar of City’s bitter rivals Manchester United. Ouedraogo has been on Newcastle’s list for a while with Atalanta the last team reported to challenge for his signature. The 17-year-old made his breakthrough into Schalke’s first team this season and has been turning heads ever since, even earning himself a spot on the NXGN Top 50 Wonder kid list this year.

Where will this Wonder kid go next season

Schalke boss, Karel Geraerts tried to play down rumours of Ouedraogo’s possible departure. However it’s a decision that could be taken out of his hands by the board. If the money is too good to turn down.

“Assan is an outstanding player and a big talent, that’s certain. There are many rumours surrounding his name, and the clubs he is being linked to, but that is normal in football.

“As a coach, it is most important for me to have good conversations with him to ensure that he feels comfortable. We can’t forget that he is still very young. But right now, everything is going very well for him.”

Schalke will be hoping they can get a decent price for the youngster with their dire financial position. 

Selling one of their prize assets may be their only real way out. So they will certainly be open to offers for the player who has already been likened to Jude Bellingham. So far Newcastle haven’t faired well when trying to bring in young players ahead of ‘bigger’ clubs. They will face quite the battle to convince Ouedraogo to join us over City and Man United, but it’s not beyond the realms of possibility.

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