Manchester United starlet Shola Shoretire is reportedly set to snub interest from the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and PSG in favour of a stay at Old Trafford.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, Manchester United have fended off interest from a host of European clubs like Barcelona, Bayern Munich, PSG and Juventus by securing the first professional contract signing of teenage sensation Shola Shoretire.
The winger started out at the Wallsend Boys Club before switching to the Newcastle United youth academy. Shoretire moved to Manchester United’s youth setup in 2014 and has made rapid strides since.
After 19 appearances with the Under-18s, in which he managed one goal and three assists, Shoretire was promoted to the Manchester United Under-23s this term and he has made a strong impression. In 12 appearances in the Premier League 2, the teenage prodigy has a return of two goals and two assists.
Able to play in a multitude of positions in the final third, Shoretire is regarded as one of the best young attackers across Europe in his age group. And his rise in the youth ranks has seen him attract interest from the likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona and PSG.
However, Manchester United have managed to secure Shoretire’s future at the club by tying him down to his first professional contract. The versatile attacker turned 17 earlier this week and the Red Devils have managed to agree terms on a lucrative deal with the teenage sensation, as per the report.
The report further adds that Shoretire was convinced about penning a contract with Manchester United after he spoke with former Red Devils’ striker Michael Owen as well as fellow academy products, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, who have both become integral first-team members at Old Trafford.
Under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United have seen a number of youth players break into the senior team. And Shoretire, despite having been playing with the reserves this season, has trained with the first-team on occasions and could be handed his senior debut before the ongoing campaign ends, following in the footsteps of Rashford and Greenwood.