Manchester United’s commitment to nurturing young talent has never been more evident, with the club’s academy and emerging stars taking center stage this season. With young talents like Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho making significant impacts, the club is now reportedly setting its sights on bolstering its ranks with more youthful prodigies.
Erik ten Hag has found a midfield dynamo in Mainoo and a potent threat on the right flank in Garnacho. The buzz around Garnacho intensifies with rumors suggesting that he may soon be joined at United by some of Argentina’s most promising talents.
According to TyC Sports, as relayed by Scouts in Attendance, Manchester United is scouting a group of four Argentine youngsters alongside other footballing giants like Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Barcelona. The talents in question include Franco Mastantuono and Ian Subiare from River Plate, Boca Juniors’ Aaron Anselmino, and Tomas Parmo from Independiente.
Anselmino, who will turn 19 in April, has previously been linked with a January move to United, with a valuation of £15m mentioned for the young defender. His age and development stage make him a potentially more immediate acquisition.
Subiare, a 17-year-old winger, and 16-year-old attacking midfielder Mastantuono from River Plate have shown promising early signs, with Mastantuono already making his mark by scoring in the Copa Argentina at such a young age.
Perhaps the most exciting prospect is the 16-year-old attacking midfielder Tomas Parmo, regarded as one of Argentina’s most promising upcoming talents.
With United’s new CEO, Omar Berrada, having a track record of securing significant South American signings during his tenure at Manchester City, these scouting efforts might reflect his influence on United’s recruitment strategy. The aim under the new management structure is to actively pursue talents like Parmo, a shift from the previous approach under Ed Woodward and the Glazer family.
The pursuit of these four Argentine talents represents a low-risk, high-reward strategy for United, promising an exciting future if these potential deals come to fruition.