Manchester United have handed Liandro Martis a trial and are edging closer towards a deal in securing his services. The 20-year-old is also attracting interest from Premier League champions Leicester City, but the Red Devils are in pole position for the winger's signature.
According to The Sun, United were impressed with the Curacao international when he was on trial at Oldham last month. He came up through the ranks of Feyenoord's youth set-up and after leaving the Dutch club, he is now looking for a new employer.
Martis was on trial with the Foxes for a day and went on a trial with United for a week. The 20-time English champions' scouts spotted him while he was on trial at Oldham in July and has trained with United's under-23 squad last week. He scored a stunner in the Latics' defeat to Preston in a friendly fixture.
The Manchester Evening News reported that the former Feyenoord whizkid was spotted outside United's training base in Carrington. Martis admitted that he has already received offers and will soon take a decision on his future.
"I went into Leicester for a day and felt comfortable and got an offer," Martis told TEAMtalk.com.
"Then I went into Manchester United for a week and received good feedback from Warren Joyce and could have earned a deal had I waited, but I just want to get my career started."
"I am confident in my ability and after training with the group at Manchester United, including players like (Bastian) Schweinsteiger I believe one day I can play at that level."
"I've played a number of games to obtain fitness and have done well. I played against League Two Crewe and scored and laid on an assist and then played in a game with Tranmere where I help set up a number of goals before I went Oldham and scored against a championship Preston. Oldham have offered me a deal and we have been in negotiations for two weeks.
"I am nearing a decision on my future and I want to make the right decision for the next stage of my career," he added.