United eye shock swoop for £6 million European sensation as Scholes successor

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Manchester United are reportedly monitoring Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.

According to talkSPORT, the Red Devils have been keeping tabs on the 21-year-old who joined Bundesliga side Hoffenheim from Reading for £6 million in the summer.

However - despite the reported interest from both Manchester United and Arsenal - the Iceland international is currently content at the German club.

Sigurdsson will remain in Germany until the summer at least, but he could well join the plethora of young talent at Old Trafford in the future after it emerged he has been watched at close-quarters by Manchester United by scouts.

Sigurdsson is a swashbuckling midfielder with a penchant for set-pieces and long-range goals, which has led to comparisons with Manchester United legend Paul Scholes.

With the likes Scholes and Ryan Giggs entering of twilight of his careers with the Red Devils, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to leave a lasting legacy at Old Trafford.

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