Five facts about Manchester United transfer target Karol Linetty

January promises to be a big month for Manchester United with the transfer window opening, and have set their sights on Karol Linetty

Manchester United's search for talent in the January transfer window has led them to Poland for 18 year old Karol Linetty.

Desperate for midfield reinforcements, manager David Moyes as identified Polish younger Linetty as a star of the future, with his club Lech Poznan reportedly looking for a fee of around £4m (€4.75m) for his services.

With Adnan Januzaj exceeding expectations this season, Moyes seems keen to add more players for the future, but will have to move quick if they are to land Linetty. Here are five facts about the reported Manchester United target.

  1. Linetty has been branded as “the new Luka Modric”, a testament to not only his small stature, but his balance and creativity.

  2. The United scout sent to watch Linetty last week was one of 40 scouts in attendance – most in order to see the 18-year-old.

  3. Linetty broke into the Lech Poznan first team last season, and has been a regular in the Poland Under 21 setup ever since, with some even calling for his inclusion in the full squad.

  4. Linetty has already earned a reputation for being a versatile central midfielder, capable of playing in holding midfield, as a classic central midfielder, or as an attacking playmaker.

  5. Should a team choose to pay the rumoured €4.75m transfer fee, Linetty would go down as Lech Poznan's biggest sale ever, eclipsing Robert Lewandowski, who was sold to Borussia Dortmund for €4.5m in 2010.

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