Manchester United are plotting a move for Reading goalkeeper Coniah Boyce-Clarke when the transfer market place reopens in the new year.
According to the Day-to-day Mirror, the Red Devils sent scouts to watch the 16-year-old in action for England’s U17s on Tuesday, exactly where he was the hero in a penalty shootout victory more than Poland.
The report states that United are set to launch a January transfer swoop for Boyce-Clarke, following a lengthy-term scouting mission stretching back nicely more than a year.
The teenager has agreed to sign his initially qualified contract with Reading when he turns 17 – as per the club’s official web page – which is due to run till 2023, but United officials have not been deterred in their pursuit.
Boyce-Clarke is currently featuring on a regular basis for Reading’s U23 side and he has been tipped for a vibrant future at the highest level.
It will be tough for the Royals to preserve hold of the English ace if the Red Devils do certainly come calling in 2019, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer presently in the market place for young, homegrown talent.
It will be a couple of years but until Boyce-Clarke is playing typical initially-group football, but if continues on his present trajectory there is each likelihood he could at some point fight for a typical spot at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer has David de Gea, Sergio Romero and Lee Grant to contact upon among the sticks at the moment, with fourth-decision ‘keeper Dean Henderson presently on loan at Sheffield United.
Boyce-Clarke may perhaps have the chance to join United’s ranks in the winter transfer window, which would give Solskjaer even extra choices in a crucial region for the second half of the season.