Manchester United have taken Lech Poznan goalkeeper Bartosz Mrozek on trial this week ahead of a potential transfer, Polish website Przeglad Sportowy has confirmed.
As originally covered by Sport Witness, Man United sent a letter to Lech Poznan in December asking for 15-year-old Mrozek to join on trial and he is now in Manchester until Sunday, where our coaching staff will watch over him and assess whether he has the right potential.
When it comes to youngsters in modern football, bringing in the best from around Europe is just as important as growing players up within your own academy and United’s scouts are always busy throughout the year, as is clear with this Mrozek situation.
That being said, the last time United brought in a young goalkeeper from Eastern Europe it didn’t really work out.
Vanja Milinkovic was signed from Serbian side FK Vojvodina, sent back out on loan for the remainder of the season and was supposed to arrive at the club this summer – he never came. After no updates at all from the club, the news eventually emerged that he would be leaving before he had stepped foot in Manchester under Louis van Gaal. You can read about that story here.
We’ll keep an eye on the Mrozek situation and give you an update as soon as there is one.