Report: Manchester United offer talented youngster new contract

Manchester United are said to be looking at tying down James Wilson to a new deal.

Manchester United have allegedly offered talented striker James Wilson a new £20,000-a-week contract in a bid to secure his long-term future at Old Trafford, the Daily Star report.

The 19-year-old striker has been handed a number of opportunities this season under new boss Louis van Gaal after making his senior debut towards the end of last season.

Wilson originally became well-known within the club as a result of his excellent goal scoring feats at youth level, once scoring all four goals in a 4-1 win over Manchester City U21s in a senior cup final.

This season, despite finding the net just once for the first-team, he has seemingly done enough to impress Van Gaal and offer valuable competition for the likes of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao.

According to, Wilson’s current deal at Old Trafford expires in June 2015 yet an offer on the table stands to extend his contract and secure his long-term future at the club.

“Manchester United have reportedly offered James Wilson a new deal at the club. However the terms on the table to Wilson are only for around £20,000-a-week,” the Daily Star report.

Wilson has started two Premier League matches this season with a further eight appearances coming off the bench, scoring once in a 2-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

He partnered Falcao in attack during Friday’s 0-0 draw at Cambridge United in the FA Cup, but rarely tested the goalkeeper as he struggled to make an impression on the match.

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