Manchester United are reportedly in competition with rivals Manchester oCity in the race to prise Ghanaian starlet Mizak Asante away from Golden Kick SC.
The 15-year-old striker scored a stunning solo strike on Sunday in his side’s Division Two League play-off final clash against Mobile Phone People at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Coming off the bench, Asante fired home a late equaliser to make it 1-1 after bamboozling four defenders, before rounding the goalkeeper and smashing the ball into the roof of the net, in a video that has since gone viral.
Speaking to Onua FM, Golden Kicks chairman, Joseph Epton, confirmed interest from Premier League champions Manchester City and rivals Manchester United.
“We already showed footage of Mizak and some other boys at a number of clubs abroad, and we got a reaction from Juventus, Manchester City, Manchester United and KRC Genk,” he said.
Now, whether either Manchester club actually comes calling for Asante remains to be seen, but the fact they’ve even responded to calls is a positive sign.