Manchester United: Gabriele Biancheri undergoes medical
Manchester United are set to win the race for teenage forward Gabriele Biancheri, with the player already undergoing a medical, Fabrizio Romano reports.
The Lowdown: Garnacho’s breakthrough
Alejandro Garnacho has become the latest teenager to break through into the first team from the Red Devils’ historic academy.
The Argentine has made 24 senior appearances under Erik ten Hag this season, contributing to an impressive eight goals. Prior to this season, Garnacho was turning out for the club’s U18s and U21s, and it looks as if the academy will have a new attacking player to develop in Biancheri.
The Latest: Transfer update
Romano took to Twitter on Saturday morning to share an update on Biancheri. The transfer expert said that the player has confirmed he is leaving Cardiff for Manchester and has already completed medical tests ahead of a proposed move to Carrington, with United set to beat a number of English clubs to Biancheri’s services.
“Talented 2006-born striker Gabriele Biancheri has confirmed he’s leaving Cardiff City – deal completed to join Manchester United academy. Medical tests already done, four year contract in place as Man Utd win competition over 2-3 English clubs.”
The Verdict: One to watch
The 16-year-old is primarily a centre-forward but can play anywhere across the front three and is known for his pace. The Sun have also labelled him as a ‘wonderkid’, so he could well be a potential star in the making.
It looks as if United chiefs have high hopes for the player after handing him a four-year contract, so Biancheri could well be a name to keep an eye on over the coming years, and who knows, he could be one of the next to breakthrough into the first-team setup.
Should that prove to be the case, then those from Old Trafford will more than likely look back at this period and see it as a shrewd move, especially as Biancheri appeared to be a teenager in demand.