Man United in the battle to sign 16-year-old promising youngster
The Red Devils, Blaugrana, Bavarians and Reds are all reportedly interested in West Ham United midfielder Benicio Baker-Boaitey as he’s said to be set to leave the Hammers.
U16 England international has featured in the U18 Premier League for West Ham United this campaign, and it appears as though his shape and early promise has attracted many attention even though he hasn’t yet signed a professional deal.
Benicio has told Hammers that he won’t pen a deal with them when Benicio turns 17 and so that has sparked interest from around Europe with Bavarians, Blaugrana, Red Devils and Merseyside giants all mentioned explicitly in the report as possible destinations.
Given the calibre of those teams, that arguably tells a story in itself about the talent and skills that Baker-Boaitey possesses, as he must indeed be doing something right if he has some of the biggest clubs in Europe eyeing a swoop for him before his 17th birthday.
The report above suggests that his time at West Ham United is likely to come to an end, and so it stays to be seen which of the four clubs named above can land his signature and pay a €250,000 compensation fee.
It’s likely to be difficult to make an impact and enjoy a breakthrough at any of those sides given the quality and depth in all four teams.
Nevertheless, it’s easier said than done snubbing interest from the likes of Red Devils, Merseyside giants and Barcelona, and so it stays to be seen where the exciting young talent, which is compared to Douglas Costa, ends up in the coming years.