Man Utd to battle Man City, Barcelona for Monaco teenager

Oli Fisher

Manchester United and Manchester City are reportedly battling a number of clubs to sign a Monaco starlet.

According to Foot Mercato, France under-17 international defender Benoît Badiashile is attracting interest from a range of top European clubs.

Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, FC Barcelona as well as City and United are all battling it out for the 16-year-old.

According to CityWatch, Badiashile is “a left-footed central defender” and is considered “one of the jewels of Monaco’s academy”.

Monaco have recently lost a trio of star players, including Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Benjamin Mendy (City) and Bernardo Silva (City).

The Ligue 1 club have acted accordingly, and have opened talks with Badiashile over a professional contract.


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