West Ham, Rangers plotting move for released Man Utd youngster

Date published: Monday 27th July 2020 3:56 - Robert McCarthy

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West Ham and Rangers are reportedly considering signing former Manchester United youngster Dion McGhee.

The 19-year-old forward is a free agent after he was released by United earlier this month.

According to the Manchester Evening News, the Hammers are keen to secure a deal for McGhee amid competition from Rangers and AZ Alkmaar.

The report adds that the Oldham-born attacker has not yet made a decision on his next move.

McGhee joined United at the age of six but accepted that he would not get a chance for first-team football.

The youngster started six of Under-23s’ Premier League 2 fixtures this season. He was also in the same FA Youth Cup squad as Mason Greenwood and James Garner.

“Since the age of six, all I’ve known is Manchester United,” McGhee said. “I’ve gone through the youth ranks and learned a lot within the academy.

Excited by a new challenge

“I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Manchester United Football Club, staff, players, coaches, managers and the fans who have helped and influenced me to become the player I am today.

“I’m excited at the new opportunities coming up and I’m ready for the next challenge. Thank you all! Once a red, always a red.”

United veteran Juan Mata replied to McGhee by saying: “All the best my friend! Keep going.”

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