Manchester United linked with 'bold initial offer' for wonderkid

The father of Croatian forward Robert Muric has declared Manchester United as being interested in his signature.

With the transfer window upon us, new names are being linked with Manchester United on a daily basis.

The latest is Croatian teenager Robert Muric, tipped as the brightest young talent in his country part from midfielder Alen Halilovic.

Manchester United's official website report in their transfer column the news from Croatia that Muric's father has linked his son with a move to Old Trafford.

Croatian website 24sata report that Muric's dad has dismissed talk of a move across his homeland from Dinamo Zagreb to Hadjuk Split, claiming Manchester United, Chelsea or Barcelona are his preferred destinations, adding that it was 99% certain he would leave, just not to a rival.

Pretty fanciful on his part perhaps, after all who wouldn't like to see their son play for one of Europe's best.

His claims are elevated by the website reporting Manchester United have made a 'bold initial offer' for the attacker.

The figure of which is undisclosed, but Dinamo are said to be holding out for upwards of €10 million.

Muric is 17 and played at the recent under-17 World Cup in the Autumn, making four appearances for his country.

The right-winger has a contract which expires next June, making Dinamo Zagreb's financial demands unrealistic, placing United in a stronger position. They could even convince the player to sign a pre-contract agreement from this month.

With him only turning 18 in March and yet to play a first team game for his club, he's only one for the future, but given Adnan Januzaj's sudden rise at United, if he is good enough, he will get his chances.

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