Manchester United are reportedly set to snap up Livingston’s exciting teenage striker Matthew Knox.
Daily Record reported on Monday that Manchester United are closing in on exciting 17-year-old striking prospect Matthew Knox, who currently plies his trade at Scottish League one side Livingston. It is reported that Knox will spend the entire week with the Premier League heavyweights in an attempt to impress the coaches and win a transfer to United, after the Red Devils have seemingly offered a second trial to the teenager.
The report elaborated that the player had a successful training spell at United earlier in the year while also showcasing his abilities at clubs like Liverpool, Everton, Tottenham and Nottingham Forest in the recent past. The strongest competition is likely to come, though, in the form of Rangers, who have been following the teenager with serious interest and have even had a bid rejected by Livingston.
It is reported that Rangers manager Mark Warburton has been impressed by the striker’s potential and ability during his time spent at Murray Park, which compelled the club to bid £75,000 for the teenager. But the offer was swiftly rejected by Livingston as they rate Knox highly and are looking for a bid in the region close to double the amount offered by the Scottish Premiership side.
Matthew Knox is widely regarded as one of the hottest properties in Scotland right now, with the player having made his senior debut for Livingston at the age of 16 in December. He became the youngest player to feature for the club and the player could now be on the move to join a European giant in Manchester United. Daily Record have also exclusively reported that the player and his entourage prefer a move down south to Manchester United.
Manchester United have continued to revamp their youth squad and academy with foreign recruits and could snap the highly-rated player up if he is able to impress the coaches in his second stint at the club. The move would be beneficial for Knox as it would equip him with a greater quality of infrastructure to develop and excel as a player.