Manchester United are set to complete the signing of Malmo wonderkid Lucas Gomes, according to the Swedish club's sporting director Mikael Brandrup.
The 14-year-old forward made a switch to Malmo from FK Karlskrona in the summer of 2016. The forward has impressed so far for the Swedish club's academy, which earned him an invitation from the Red Devils.
Gomes was invited to United's training ground in Carrington for a trial in October. It is believed that he has impressed the 20-time English champions' officials with his talent. The teenager is a rated highly at Malmo and they are determined to retain him.
However, Brandrup admitted it will be difficult to keep Gomes at Malmo and has backed the young forward to join the Red Devils. United are planning on signing the Swedish-based attacker.
"Lucas was in Manchester for week 44 and unfortunately I do not think we'll keep him, Brandrup told Skanesport, as relayed by Goal.com.
"He moved here from Karlskrona in the autumn of 2016 to go to our sports school and, of course, he might have to wait until he left the school before moving back. But I understand he's impressed with United."
Earlier in October, Gomes told Ungdomsfotboll that he was "really looking forward" to the trial at United.
"It will be a lot fun and I will trial as well as play with them. I think there will be a higher pacethere but I hope and I think I will handle it. I'm looking really forward to this adventure," the teenage starlet said.
Should Gomes agree to join United, he will train with the club's academy. United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic also came up through the ranks of Malmo's youth setup. Red Devils officials will be hoping that Gomes can be as good as his compatriot in the coming years.