Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund interested in Norwegian sensation Rafik Zekhnini

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If potential is anything to by then Norway will have one of the world's best attacking line-ups in ten years time. 16-year-old Martin Odegaard is currently plying his trade at Real Madrid, while 14-year-old Edvard Tagseth has recently joined Liverpool.

Now Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund look set to do battle for 17-year-old Odds BK forward Rafik Zekhnini. The Norwegian starlet started last nights game between Dortmund and Odd, where the Norwegian side surged into a three goal lead before losing 4-3.

The Red Devils are reportedly keeping a close eye on the young forward, and Zekhnini himself claimed his dream was to play for Manchester United one day.


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Zekhnini put in a stunning performance for Odd against the 2013 Champions League finalist and left World Cup winning defender Mats Hummels stunned at his age. The German international said: "Really He's only 17? What the f***'.

Dag-Eilev Fagermo manager of the Norwegian outfit has claimed the young star has more talent than current Real Madrid player Odegaard. As per VG, he said: "I think Rafik has greater potential than Martin Odegaard. Odegaard has of course amazing skills and a better passing game, but the pressure and speed of Rafik Zekhnini is extreme."

The Norwegian publication claimed United and Dortmund were two clubs who were tracking the youngster, who has scored two goals in his first four league matches for Odd, and the 17-year-old told Nettavisen, his dream was to play at Old Trafford.

He said: "I cannot say where I'll be in five years. I'm going to give everything, every day, so we'll see where I end up. In my dreams, Manchester United top the wish list."

The youngster may be better served staying in him nation and developing his skills, but if he is offered anywhere near the wage that Odegaard is on, a crazy £80,000-a-week, how could he turn it down?

Manchester United fans? Would you like to see this young talent join your development squad? Would he ever make it to the first-team? Have your say below!

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