Manchester United on the verge of signing Italian youngster Luca Ercolani – report

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United are on the verge of confirming a deal for Italian wonderkid Luca Ercolani, according to reports.

Ercolani, a 16-year-old defender, has had trials with Man United’s youth teams in recent months and the club are now set to add him to their ranks.

The deal is said to be worth around £55,000. On his personal Instagram account, Ercolani shared a picture of an Italian article reporting on his move to Manchester. Previously, he had shared photos of him in United gear:

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United appear to be making an effort to bolster their youth ranks as they have brought in a number of young players in over the past few months.

Ercolani, who will join United from Italian club Forli FC, will immediately link up with the academy setup.

Louis van Gaal has taken his fair share of flak this season but his handling of young prospects has been excellent and Ercolani will take heart from the fact that the veteran coach keeps an eye on younger players if they impress in the youth teams.

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