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Hidden Gem: Man United target 16 y/o Ajax forward

Ajax ‘wonder-kid,’ Hossein Zamani could be leaving Holland and coming for the Premier League.

The future of the 16-year-old is currently a hot topic as website, Transfermarkt has changed his current club to ‘unknown.’ It also states that he is available on a free transfer. This has put clubs such as Man City, Man United, AC Milan, Leicester City and even Everton on red alert as he could become a potential signing for an English club.

The striker is rated as one of the most ‘promising young players in Europe,’ but there’s not a lot about him online. This may be due to his age and the fact he’s not had a senior moment, although teams seem to be interested in his skill and style of play. Here’s what we do know.

With help from Leicestershire Live, we can tell you that the youngster has come through Ajax’s youth ranks. He is a right footed-left winger who can also operate the right wing too. As well as his ability to cross and his skill, he can also shoot from range with a keen eye for goal. Zamani is yet to appear for Ajax’s first team, but he has made 43 appearances in the Eredivisie Under 17’s league and has one cap for the Netherlands under 15 teams.

If the news of him leaving his current club is true, then Premier League clubs will have a battle on their hands to sign the 16-year-old before the summer is over. When you read the gossip on this transfer possibility, there’s a quote flying around that Zamani wants a ‘new challenge.’ If that is true, it will now be a matter of which club for him.

His age will be a big factor of interest because he can be developed with clubs youth squads, loaned out and brought back whenever they want. Man United have had a bit of a challenge on their hands with nearly every player they’ve shown interest in this transfer window, and I feel like City will put in a bid because Pep Guardiola always has an eye for young talent. So we could see another battle of the Manchester rivals.

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