Manchester United rival Ajax and Stuttgart for highly-rated Ligue 1 teenager Belmin Muratovic

FC Metz

Manchester United are one of five clubs looking at FC Metz youngster Belmin Muratovic.

Manchester United are reportedly in a battle with Torino, Sampdoria, Stuttgart and Ajax to land highly-rated Luxembourg striker Belmin Muratovic from FC Metz.

According to a report by TuttomercatoWeb, Sampdoria and Torino have joined German side Stuttgart, Dutch side Ajax and Manchester United in the race for the 16-year-old, however, noting the player is currently happy at his current club in France. 

Labelled as the 'gem' of Metz and Luxembourg's youth team, it is not surprising that some of the biggest names in Europe are tracking the young attacker and if he builds up his reputation even more then the interest will only intensify. 

At 16, if he was to sign for United, the talented forward would likely be considered as a key player for the Manchester United U18 side that are currently in a disappointing position in the Barclays Premier League U18 table.

The young Red Devils are currently 6th out of 12 teams in the lower tier of the youth Premier League and without a good run of form, it is likely Paul McGuinness' side will continue to play in the bottom-half of the two tier U18 Premier League next season. 

If he lives up to the billing, however, Muratovic could be a player that could help win promotion for the United youth side and also progress on to become a key player in the U19 and U21 sides.

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