Manchester United have set their sights on Mexican youngster Erick Torres, after the youngster starred for Javier Hernandez’s old side Chivas de Guadalajara this season, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Torres will be playing for Mexico’s Under-21 side tonight when they take on China, and Manchester United scouts will reportedly be attending the match, hoping to see some of the shine they saw in Hernandez back in April last year.
Hernandez has emerged to be one of the signings of the season, for both Manchester United and the Barclays Premier League. Contracted to Old Trafford for just £6 million in April last year, the forward has proved his worth many times over, scoring 20 goals this season, with four of those in Europe.
Torres signed with Chichorito’s Mexican side in November last year, and the 18-year-old has already scored six goals in 19 appearances for the side.
While PSV Eindhoven have also been chasing the wonderkid, Manchester United believe they have the edge to get Torres’ signature, given their already close relationship with Chivas after the Hernandez deal.
Torres has a lot to live up to in starlet Hernandez, who just scored a hat-trick last weekend in Mexico’s 5-0 demolition of El Salvador in the Gold Cup in America.