United 'to invite' samba starlet to Old Trafford amidst Spanish interest

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Manchester United reportedly face competition in the race to sign Brazilian starlet Adryan.

The 16-year-old is being courted by Real Madrid, and Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is looking to move quickly in offering the player an invite to train at the club, according to talkSPORT.

A Flamengo forward earning rave reviews in his homeland, Adryan impressed in the recent South America U17 championships, showing his versatility in an attacking midfield role for the country.

After the recent short-term arrival of Rafael Leao, a defensive midfielder who is currently on trial with the Manchester United academy, the Red Devils are reportedly keen to broaden their Brazilian base at the club.


A partnership with football rights agency Traffic, as cited by talkSPORT in their article on the story, is thought to increase the chances of the Old Trafford outfit landing Adryan, although Leao's Desportivo Brasil are a feeder club for United.

The Red Devils' academy continues to be seen as one of the best in England, although the club are constantly looking to improve it with foreign imports.

An FA Youth Cup semi-final against Chelsea proves Manchester United have one of the elite setup's in the country, although the addition of a talented Brazilian could add a little samba style to the ranks.

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