Manchester United are continuing their pursuit of the best young players across Europe and are on the verge of signing Kacper Chorazka from Polish club Wisla Krakow. They have beaten off competition from Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Scottish side Rangers to acquire the youngster's signature and further boost their youth ranks.
The 17-year-old goalkeeper is highly rated in his homeland and has already had a trial with the Scottish giants. The Polish stopper's father, however, has admitted that an offer from the 20-times English champions trumps all other offers but made it clear that his son's development is the main priority rather than the club he signs for.
"Kacper went to Rangers on trial and I know their goalkeeping coach Jim Stewart liked him. Spurs, Liverpool and clubs in Italy and Germany were interested too," the young 'keepers father Artur is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.
"But when you get an offer from a club like Manchester United, you cannot say no. If the clubs reach an agreement then great, but the priority is to develop him as a keeper," he added.
The Red Devils have gone into an overdrive in recruiting the best young players from across the world following the appointment of Nicky Butt as the academy chief. The former United midfielder admitted that they were short of numbers in the youth set-up and confirmed that the signings will be made before the end of the season.
Chorazka's possible arrival from the Polish club was preceded by the signing of Republic of Ireland's U15 player of the year Lee O'Connor and United States U19 international Matthew Olasunde, who was the first to arrive in January. Apart from the duo, Feyenoord starlet Tahith Chong has also confirmed his imminent arrival to join the youth ranks at United.