Reports are emerging that Angelo Henriquez is to join Manchester United for £3m this summer. It was reported just over 12 months ago that United had agreed a first option clause after Henriquez impressed at the South American U17 Championships, a clause that Fergie looks to have now activated.
The Chilean teenager has come to the fore in the past few months having been thrust into the limelight after his club, Universidad de Chile, sold their star striker Eduardo Vargas to Napoli. Henriquez has hit 12 goals in 18 appearances since the turn of the year.
With Berbatov looking highly likely to follow Michael Owen out of the club, we will be slightly light on strikers as things stand. However, having just turned 18, it’s unlikely that Henriquez would feature prominently in the first team just yet. Kiko Macheda still has to make his case for a future at United, although Henriquez could find himself getting the game time that had been earmarked for Will Keane before the England U21 international suffered a serious injury last month.
With Kagawa tied up, Modric apparently moving along nicely and Bebe to return, this could be the most exciting summer for Manchester United since we paid stupid money for Ruud and Veron.