Manchester United are close to completing a deal in signing England Under-17 starlet Joshua Bohui. The Red Devils are looking to bolster their academy and want to add young talent to their ranks.

According to The Mirror, the 20-time English champions are set to finalise a deal for the winger, who is currently at Brentford. He signed a two-year scholarship with the Bees last summer and was the academy's top scorer in the 2015/16 season.

Bohui, who can also play as a striker will sign a three-year deal with United. He is a graduate from the Afewee Academy, the same academy Southampton spotted right-back Nathaniel Clyne. The England international left St Mary's Stadium and moved to Liverpool last summer.

The starlet's form for Brentford saw him make it to the England Under-17 squad. He even represented his country in the European Under-17 championship that was held in Azerbaijan in May, where they lost to Spain in the quarter-final.

Brentford academy director Ose Aibangee was delighted to see the teenager make it to the England Under-17 team.

"Josh has been with us since he was 11 and we are really pleased for him. He has worked hard for this recognition [England U17 call-up] and it is great to see him achieve it," Aibangee explained.

"Seeing a Brentford player in an England squad alongside players from Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United is a massive reward for the work being done throughout the academy."

Joshua Bohui
Joshua Bohui signed a two-year scholarship with Brentford last summer Getty

Bohui has been training at Carrington, reports the Daily Mail. The Brentford starlet along with Lee O'Connor, Matthew Olosunde and Nishan Burkart will join the Red Devils' academy this summer. Earlier in March, United's academy head, Nicky Butt confirmed his side were looking to bring the best players to the club.

"We're short on a few numbers in the different age groups and it's something we need to address, something we are addressing and something we will hopefully get over the line in the next few weeks, in time for next season," Butt told United's official website.

"It's the same as any other club. We all want to attract the best young players in Europe, at whatever age, and we're exactly the same. We want to attract the best players we can from all over Europe and bring them into what we feel is already a great set-up," he added.