Chief MLS scout claims Man Utd are keen on breakthrough midfielder

Date published: Friday 15th November 2019 3:27

Ed Woodward TEAMtalk

Kansas City’s scouting director has claimed that Manchester United have previously shown interest in signing midfielder Gianluca Busio.

Busio, 17, has enjoyed a solid breakthrough season for Kansas in the MLS, appearing 31 times while also chipping in with four goals and two assists.

Speaking to TuttoMercatoWeb, Edward Burleson praised the youngster for his showing this term, adding said that his recent record has also seen him attract attention from Inter Milan.

“He’s a great talent. He is a player who can play safely in Europe,” the scout said. “He has great technique, he is a smart player, a box to box and he works hard. For me, if he wants to be successful at high levels, he must change soon.

“If he wants to make a great career, he has to go to Europe soon. Then the technical director will decide his future, and I honestly don’t think he will let him go because he is a great talent, a product of our youth sector and a player of which we are proud.



“Inter? Yes, I also know about Manchester United. These are things that came out. We also had an offer, even if not from Inter. But we didn’t let him go.

“I don’t know if and when it will happen, maybe in a year or between two. But what is certain is that the pressure on Busio is always greater, given the many clubs that are coming forward.”

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