Man Utd, City to rival heavyweight quartet in bid for Turkish starlet

Date published: Sunday 15th March 2020 2:52

Manchester United and Manchester City are among Europe’s elite clubs who have stepped their interest in signing Fenerbahce starlet Omer Beyaz. 

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Inter Milan are also believed to be keen on signing the talented in the 16-year-old, according to Fotospor.

The attacking midfielder’s contract expires in June 2021 and Fenerbahce are desperate not to lose another of their top young talents.

The Turkish outfit lost Merih Demiral to Portuguese side AC Alcanenense in 2016, with the defender now plying his trade with Italian champions Juventus.

As for Beyaz, the youngster has yet to play a senior game for Fenerbahce but has been impressing for the Turkish side’s academy.

United are continuing their strategy from the summer of bringing in younger talent to freshen up Ole Gunnar Solaksjer’s squad, with Birmingham midfield starlet Jude Bellingham also known to be on their radar.

The 16-year-old was spotted leaving United’s training ground earlier this week, while Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool and Chelsea also keen.

All of those clubs have agreed to meet Birmingham’s £30million valuation, but Bellingham is said to be favouring a switch to Old Trafford after meeting with legendary United boss Sir Alex Ferguson during his visit.

Meanwhile, Shanghai Greenland Shenhua will demand £15million from Manchester United to keep Odion Ighalo at the club past the end of the season, according to reports.



With United in need of attacking reinforcements in January after Marcus Rashford’s back injury, the Red Devils brought Ighalo to Old Trafford from China.

The Nigeria international’s impact has been brilliant, with his strike in Thursday’s 5-0 thrashing of LASK his fourth in eight appearances in all competitions.

As such, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that he could sign Ighalo on a permanent deal if his form continues. Read more…


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