Man Utd transfer strategy motoring on as new star teenager eyed up

Date published: Monday 1st March 2021 3:07 - Jonny Whitfield

Isak Bergmann Johanesson Iceland March 2019

Manchester United are among ‘many’ European clubs keeping close tabs on Icelandic midfield starlet Isak Bergmann Johannesson, according to a report.

The 17-year-old reportedly attracted attention from several teams across the continent in last summer’s transfer window.

But despite Liverpool supposedly showing interest, the player confirmed his dream to line up for United.

Johannesson currently plies his trade for Swedish side Norkroping in the country’s first division. He has made one appearance so far this season, which came with an 80-minute stint on Sunday.

Nevertheless, he has already made his senior debut for Iceland and continues to attract potential suitors.

FC Inter News claims that Inter have joined the list of clubs watching the player intently.

Indeed, the source says that club scouts have surveyed the midfielder on several occasions this season and will continue to keep tabs on his progress.

Juventus are also supposedly among the teams showing initial interest in a deal.

Johannesson’s described admiration for Man Utd comes from the fact that he was born in England.

What’s more, he is the son of former Leicester and Wolves man Johannes Karl Gudjonsson.

Man Utd targeting young stars

Amad Diallo Manchester United

Meanwhile, United’s interest comes amid their recent switch in transfer policy to target the world’s best young talents.

The Red Devils have brought in teenagers Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri in recent months, both of whom have earned rave reviews from coaches.

In fact, Diallo has gone straight into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team plans and already has two first-team appearances.

As such, adding Johannesson to the mix could prove another coup for the Old Trafford club.

United target will push for exit if bid arrives

Nikola Milenkovic Udinese v Fiorentina February 2021

As well as signing the world’s best young talent, United are also after more marquee arrivals to immediately impact their first-team plans.

A new centre-back has reportedly become a priority for Solskjaer and his staff.

As for who the Red Devils could target, Fiorentina’s Nikola Milenkovic is supposedly a key prospect.

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