Man Utd using Lukaku to beat rivals to Belgian midfield sensation

Date published: Friday 8th December 2017 12:06 - Robert McCarthy

Manchester United are reportedly using Romelu Lukaku’s family to try and beat rivals to the signing of a young Anderlecht midfielder.

United are said to have made contact with transfer target Eliot Matazo via Lukaku’s family, who still have a relationship with the Belgian club where the Red Devils frontman began his professional career.

Dutch outlet Voetbalkrant have revealed that scouts in Belgium alerted United to the talents of the 15-year-old, who currently captains Anderlecht’s Under-16 side.


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Manchester City and Bundesliga trio Borussia Dortmund, Schalke and RB Leipzig are also said to have shown an interest in the player, who turns 16 in February, but it is believed that United lead the chase.

Jose Mourinho has been armed with an £80million budget to strengthen his United squad in January but is also looking to improve the club’s academy, hence the link to another of Europe’s brightest young talents.

Just last week, United announced the signing of PSG’s French Under-17 star Aliou Traore, while they are also said to be close to landing Malmo wonderkid Lucas Gomes.


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