Manchester United begins early recruitment as they look set to add Joe Hugill to their youth team.
Over the past few seasons, Manchester United was following an aggressive recruitment policy for their youth squad. Nicky Butt was appointed in 2016 but was replaced by Nick Cox in 2019
Although Butt gave his contributions to the club. Chong, Largie Ramazani Charlie McCann, Harvey Neville, Spaniard Arnau Puigmal, and Aliou Traore Harvey Neville. It is the list of the players he brought at United
Even last year United signed Spurs target Mejbri from Monaco for 10 million dollars. They also signed Dillon Hoogewerf from Ajax. United was also inquisitive about Sam Greenwood but the player chose to move to Arsenal.
It is evident that the club is looking to build their team from the youth level. This was the key to when United used to dominate. It looks like Ole is trying to turn back the times.
According to Manchester Evening News, United are very close to completing a move for Hugill. The club is preparing an offer of £300,000 for the Sunderland academy player.
The club has fended off competition for the 16-year-old from Arsenal and Tottenham. Hugill will turn 17 this October and might feature for United’s under 23 squads next season.
Who is Joe Hugill?
Joe Hugill is a player who has been in Sunderland’s youth ranks for quite some time now. Sunderland has high aspirations for the development of the player as he is a top prospect for the club.
The Sunderland Academy is famous for producing talented players and Hugill might be one of them. In his first appearance for Sunderland’s under 23 squad Hugill made a huge impact scoring 2 goals.
The striker also scored a hat trick for Sunderland in the Youth Fa Cup. This would be another loss to the team as another talented 16 year looks set to leave for the club.
Hugill looks like a talented player the staff at United are excited about the player joining the team. United are also into the Youth FA Cup but should Hugill move he won’t be allowed to participate this season. Chelsea vs United the cup’s semifinal may take place on a neutral stadium when the game resumes.