Have Manchester United won the race for much sought after youngster Kjetil Haug?
Haug, a Manchester United fan, has been on the radar of a number of Premier League teams and has been likened to United legend Peter Schmeichel.
The 15 year old, standing at 6ft2 and weighing 12.5 stone, has caught the attention of Everton, Man City, Arsenal and Manchester United. Having spent some time on trial at Old Trafford this month, Haug spoke highly of the club, stating:
“I talked a lot with Anders Lindegaard. He gave me lots of good advice about a possible transfer. It was very interesting and helpful.
“We also had lunch with several other United players and David Moyes. Moyes sat down next to me. It was very fun.
“It was very special to be on trial at United since I am supporter myself. United is in that respect very well received when I decide on my future.”
But today Haug’s club Sarpsborg have revealed that a club has made a move for the youngster and more offers are on the way:
“We have got a serious offer for Kjetil and we have been informed that another offer will come from another club.
“What we would like to do is to enter into serious negotiations regarding a transfer of Kjetil.
“Due to respect for the clubs, we do not want to comment on names or whether it is a club Kjetil has visited.”
With United seemingly rolling out the red carpet for the Norwegian, it seemed likely that the youngster would join the team he supports, but he revealed he would not allow sentiment to cloud his judgement:
“That they are closest to my heart does not mean anything.
“The most important thing is the sporting challenge and the entire package that the club offer me.”
United are seemingly in a good position to snap up the youngster but with more offers coming in for the impressive teen, it won’t be easy to secure his signature.
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