Manchester United enter the race for Scottish starlet Kerr Smith
The Red Devils have brought in a number of talented young players in recent windows. Smith appears to be the latest youngster on our radar.
The 15-year-old has attracted considerable attention from the Premier League. Both Aston Villa and Everton are also keen on securing his signature.
According to the report, our biggest threat in securing him could come from Villa. The player is already in Birmingham and will turn 16 in two months’ time. This will enable him to pen professional terms.
Smith started out as a central midfielder. He has since been converted into a central defender by Dundee’s senior academy head coach Adam Asghar.
It proved to be an inspired decision. Smith has since caught the attention of first-team manager Micky Mellon. He even featured in a friendly against Sheffield United in August. Smith gave a decent account of himself going up against veteran striker Billy Sharp.
Dundee would prefer to keep the youngster if given a choice. Despite the interest from across the border, they feel there is a fighting chance of doing just that.
Alongside Lewis Neilson and Logan Chalmers, Smith is among a number of youth stars breaking out at the club. A move to the big league will in a way enhance the club’s reputation of nurturing talents.
More Manchester United News
- Manchester United enter the race for Isak Bergmann Johannesson
- Man United have an almost full-strength squad to face RB Leipzig
- Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire appears to take a swipe at Frank Lampard
It remains to be seen if Smith will make his way to the Threatre of Dreams over the others in the fray.
United if they play their cards right, they can have a conveyor belt of talent coming through to the first team in a few seasons.