Manchester United

Old Trafford Scouts Monitoring Outstanding Raw European Talent

He’s young; can use both feet, Danish, plays for Ajax and is being watched by Europe’s elite. Christian Eriksen step aside it seems 20 is too old to be dubbed a wonder kid, Viktor Fischer step up.

At 17 he is the latest player off the production line that is the Ajax youth team. He can play on the wing and drift in like Eden Hazard, he can play the number 10 role just behind the striker just like Eden Hazard and he doesn’t use his twitter account to build up suspense about his transfer like it’s the cliff hanger to Game of Thrones just like erm….. anyway.

The main difference between Fischer and Hazard is one that will certainly make Sir Alex and the Glazer’s happy and that’s his price tag. According to the Daily Mail Fergie is weighing up a move for the Danish wonderkid and would come at a snip of the price that Chelsea paid for Hazard, the former United target. At only 17 though he would take some moulding to become someone able to fight for a first team place at the theatre of dreams but he has certainly got the potential to do so.

If you need to ask anyone simply ask the youth teams of Liverpool and Barcelona who had a front row seat to watch as Fischer tore into both teams in the Next Gen Series. 2 goals against Barce and a hat-trick and 2 assists as his side demolished Liverpool’s future hero’s which made the scouts of Europe’s elite salivate like they were randy 15 year old’s at a Rihanna concert.

The likelihood of this transfer going through however isn’t great. Ajax have spent a lot of time and money renovating their youth system to make it similar to the once great production line it was in the 90’s and will not be interested in becoming a team that produces these wonderful young things only for the big teams across Europe to throw some gold in their direction and move on with a prodigious talent.

Right now Sir Alex will have more pressing matters to attend within his team, such as strengthening an average midfield too dependant on Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes as well as getting in another striker. Rumours are that a certain Polish player will be playing in red next season but I’m sure the spending will be plentiful if they are to keep up with noisy neighbours City.

Viktor Fischer is one for the future though. If United were to get him now I doubt we would see him in anything other than a league cup game for a while.

It does go to show that if you look carefully then a player with as much potential, whether it’s raw or polished, is always available at a fraction of the price to whatever is ‘hot right now’ as Will Ferrell’s Mugatu would say. In Fischer’s case, a lot of work would need to be done to get him onto a level similar to that of Hazard but with the signing of Shinji Kagawa,a man whose stats are better than Hazard’s and he comes from a more competitive league, United have shown you don’t have to pay astronomical prices for class.

Fischer could also prove the same for outstanding raw potential.

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