Manchester United beat Man City to sign highly-rated Polish youngster

Polish teen Lukasz Bejger is the latest youngster to join Manchester Unitedaccording to the Mirror.

The 6ft 2in youngster was playing for Lech Poznan and United beat rivals Manchester City to the signature of the highly-rated defender.

Bejger did have a trial at the club according to the Mirror’s report but United could not include him in the academy intake last month as they waited for the Pole’s international clearance.

The youngster made his international debut for Poland U16 against Scotland in September and even got a chance to captain the side against Moldova earlier in the year.

The Manchester Evening News claims that the deal to sign the young defender was actually done by the Red Devils in January.

Bejger can play as a central defender and also as a right-back, though playing in the heart of the defence is his primary position.

While United have been on a drive to include youngsters into the academy under Nicky Butt, scout Budimir Vujacic seems to have made contact with Partizan Belgrade on behalf of the club to highlight the interest in Serbia’s Svetozar Markovic. The 18-year-old started 10 of 11 league games for Partizan Belgrade last season.

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Bejger, for now, has a lot of time to develop before he gets a shot at the first-team and it will be interesting to see how he progresses at Old Trafford.