Krepin Diatta admitted that it would be a dream come true to join Manchester United after they showed their interest in signing the Sarpsborg midfielder.
The player’s agent Youssoupha Fall confirmed that he had spoken to scouts from the Premier League side on more than one occasion once after the Under-20 World Cup and also during the Norwegian club’s ongoing league campaign.
Fall said, as quoted by the Sun, “I’ve spoken to Manchester United’s scouts twice,”
The Senegalese midfielder’s agent added, First under the Under-20 World Cup, and again after the (league) game against Brann.”
The Sun claimed that Jose Mourinho has been tracking the midfielder’s progress for the last 18 months. Now they have increased their interest as they are keen to bring him to England.
The Senegal U20 international was unaware of United’s presence during Sarpsborg’s games but was delighted to be informed of their interest in signing him. Diatta confirmed that he would love to move to The Reds but admitted that he was happy at Sarpsborg.
Diatta said after he was informed about United’s interest, “I didn’t know they scouted me today, but to join them would be a dream come true.”
The Senegal midfielder added, “I think I’m good enough, but I play for Sarpsborg and love this club. We’ll see what happens in the future.”
The Red Devils have been active regarding bolstering their youth-team squads, and they showed it earlier this month when they moved first to take around 15 players on trial following Huddersfield Town’s decision to close their academy.
United have made some recruitments over the last year, with Mourinho focusing on strengthening not only the first-team but also the youth setup alongside academy chief Nicky Butt.