Chilean youngster Angelo Henriquez is a reported transfer target for Manchester United according to the Daily Mirror.
Red Devils boss Sir Alex Feguson is said to be in advanced negotiations to orchestrate a deal that will see the 16-year-old strike sensation move to Old Trafford for a fee in the region of £3million.
Playing for his hometown side Universidad de Chile, Henriquez has caught the attention of a number of leading clubs around the globe after a series of scintillating displays for club and country.
He is currently showcasing his talent in the South American Under-17 Championships in Peru, where he has continued to find the net with both head and feet, providinh further proof that he is one of the continent’s brightest young stars.
Henriquez is alleged to have already visited Old Trafford for preliminary discussions, and has been to the Carrington based training ground where he was introduced to the first-team ahead of a proposed transfer in the summer.
As well as a sound scouting network in South America, Manchester United also have a good relationship with the player’s Brazilian based representatives, having dealt with the same firm to engineer the deal that saw Fabio and Rafael da Silva move to England back in 2008.
The Daily Mail reports that a move for Henriquez is increasingly likely as Manchester United officials look to complete a deal before any other potential suitors look to step in with a rival bid.
The deal would be seen as Ferguson's clearest indication that he is keen to revamp his academy with United increasingly keen to usher in a new era to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and the recently retired Gary Neville.