In the latest buzz from the transfer world, Manchester United, after their thrilling comeback victory over Brentford at Old Trafford, are setting their sights on emerging talents from the Bundesliga.
17-year-old Assan Ouedraogo, who’s earned the nickname ‘German Paul Pogba’, is on the radar of the Red Devils, that’s according to a report by TEAMtalk.
Not just United, but Chelsea and Bayern Munich are also reportedly keen on securing the services of the Schalke prodigy. TEAMtalk reveals that several top clubs are ‘interested’ in getting Ouedraogo on board before the January window closes.
Having begun his career at Union Mülheim, Ouedraogo joined Schalke’s academy in 2014. He’s already made five appearances for Schalke in the Bundesliga.2 this season, following their demotion last year. With his brilliant technical prowess and vision, many believe he’s on track to mirror the success of France’s World Cup-winner Paul Pogba.
Despite being tied to Schalke till 2027, a contract that kicks in officially on May 9, 2024 – his 18th birthday, the race to get his signature is heating up. Chelsea, in particular, seems most enthusiastic about striking a deal with Schalke.
As per TEAMtalk, negotiations for Ouedraogo might commence at around £15 million. Yet, given his rising profile and immense potential, Schalke would certainly be keen on maximizing their returns for their prized asset. It’s evident that come summer 2024, there’s going to be a tussle among top clubs to land this burgeoning talent. Observers believe he’s set for a significant transfer soon, with multiple agents already trying to collaborate with the starlet.