Man Utd in six-way race for French youth prospect – report

Date published: Friday 17th June 2016 2:18

Adam Ounas: In high demand

Manchester United are leading the race to sign Bordeaux’s Adam Ounas, despite heavy interest from other clubs, according to reports in the French media.

The 19-year old is certainly in high demand this summer after a more than stellar season for Ligue 1 club Bordeaux.

French journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi of RMCSport claims that the Bordeuax have ‘six concrete offers’ on the cards for the 19-year-old, one of which is said to be from Manchester United in the region of £8 Million.

According to Boufhasi, Stoke City, Southampton, Napoli as well as newly promoted Bundesliga side Red Bull Leipzig are all really interested in bringing the France Under-20 international to their respective clubs.

The French club have endured recent struggles as of late and could only finish 11th last season but despite this Ounas was still able to score five goals and notch two assists in 24 appearances for the club in their last campaign.

Despite the player’s fine form this season questions have been raised about the player’s attitude, especially with his former manager Willy Sagnol.

Sagnol says: “In the youth academy the main problem [with Ounas] was his attitude, how hard he worked and how much he put in.

“He’s been part of the first-team set-up for several weeks now and it’s going well. He listens, his attitude has been excellent.

“If he wants to keep making progress he has to absolutely make sure he keeps this attitude.

Ounas is under contract until 2019 after signing a new deal in December last year.

Since Jose Mourinho’s arrival at Old Trafford, the former Chelsea boss certainly looks to keep revamping his squad after wrapping up the signing of Eric Bailey and the potential transfer of  Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the completion of the Euros.

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