Manchester United ‘expected’ to beat Chelsea in race for Watford wonderkid Harry Amass
Manchester United are expected to beat Premier League rivals Chelsea to the signing of Watford wonderkid Harry Amass, according to the Evening Standard.
The Red Devils are in advanced talks with the left-back to complete a switch from the Hornets. He made the Vicarage side’s senior squad at the age of 15 earlier this year.
However, the now 16-year-old believes that being in a top academy will be better for his rapid development. The Old Trafford side are set to beat a host of clubs for the youngster’s signature.
Some of England’s biggest teams have been monitoring Amass for some time now. He has been a regular starter in Watford’s U18 side and also won silverware for England at the UEFA Development tournament recently.
At the moment, United have an abundance of talent in the full-back areas. Diogo Dalot and Arron Wan-Bissaka have been counted on by Erik ten Hag on the right-hand side of the defence.
The gaffer can call upon Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia at left-back. The England international has been the Dutch manager’s preferred option in the lineup this season.
In the summer of 2022, the Holland international made his way to the Old Trafford side from Feyenoord. The 23-year-old has been a decent backup for Shaw in the squad.
United’s academy has produced some decent players over the last few years. Marcus Rashford is the most influential of the recent academy graduates. However, the likes of Alejandro Garnacho, Zidane Iqbal, Kobbie Mainoo, Charlie McNeill and others have shown great potential as well.
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Amass looks to possess a lot of talent. However, it remains to be seen whether the 16-year-old will be able to fulfil the promise he has displayed to become a future great at the club.