Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing 17-year-old Scottish goalkeeper Vincent Angelini, who is out of contract at Celtic this year.
According to a report from Italian publication Tutto Mercato Web, Manchester United are among a host of clubs interested in signing teenage goalkeeper Vincent Angelini from Scottish giants Celtic.
The 17-year-old shot-stopper is a product of the Celtic youth academy and is held in high regard within the club. However, Angelini will be out of contract at the end of the ongoing campaign and talks over a new deal with the Hoops have not gone ahead as per plans.
This has put a host of clubs in Italy and England on high alert, with Manchester United among the teams looking to swoop for the teenage goalkeeper. Of late, the Red Devils have placed a lot of importance on youth recruitment and have made some impressive additions to the Under-18 and the Under-23 sides since last summer.
Talented young goalkeeper, Vincent Angelini, has signed his first professional contract with #CelticFC! 📝
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 6, 2019
Indeed, the summer of 2020 saw the club sign a host of young talents like Joe Hugill, Willy Kambwala, Alvaro Fernandez, Marc Jurado, Isak Hansen-Aaroen and goalkeeper Radek Vitek among others. More recently, the 20-time English champions also secured the signing of Jack Kingdon from Morecambe.
It seems like the focus on youth recruitment will continue in the upcoming summer as well, with goalkeeper Angelini now on the club’s radar. However, Manchester United are not the only club interested in the Celtic starlet as a host of clubs from Italy are also monitoring the teenager.
Indeed, the likes of AC Milan, Lazio and Atalanta are also keeping tabs on the goalkeeper’s situation. Closer to home, Everton and Southampton are also said to be assessing the feasibility of a deal for the 17-year-old at the end of the season, as per the report.
However, the report also goes on to add that Angelini, whose father is Italian, is inclined towards a move to Italy. The teenage prodigy is primed for an exit from Celtic and it now remains to be seen whether Manchester United act on their interest in him or if he ends up securing a transfer to Italy.