Lower league strike starlet snubs Manchester United & Manchester City

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Diego De Girolamo has rejected Premier League interest in favour of Sheffield United.

The 17-year-old striker has put pen to paper on a three-year contract with the Blades, his first ever contract as a senior professional.

And, according to The Sun, De Giroloma ‘snubbed’ interest from both Manchester United and Manchester City to pen a deal at Bramall Lane.

Arsenal and Chelsea were also tracking the teenager’s progress, but after spending a decade with the Yorkshire club, De Girolamo was delighted to commit.

“I’ve been at Sheffield United for 10 years and wanted to pledge my future long-term,” he’s quoted as saying in The Sun.

Manager Danny Wilson is understandably delighted to keep the player on the club’s books, and believes the player has great potential.

“Diego is certainly one for the future,” he’s also quoted as saying in the paper.

Manchester United have a track record of bringing talented young players in at Old Trafford, with a number of youthful additions currently filling places in Sir Alex Ferguson’s first team squad.

Phil Jones and Chris Smalling are two defensive examples for the Red Devils, whilst Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck both progressed from within the Manchester United academy.

Manchester City have also looked to invest in youth in recent times, with Jack Rodwell and Scott Sinclair two high-profile summer signings.

However, the vast riches on offer at the Etihad Stadium were not enough for manager Roberto Mancini to lure the player to the Citizens.

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