Manchester United in talks to sign 600-goal forward

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According to reports, Manchester United are in talks with crosstown rivals Manchester City to agree a fee for want-away youngster Charlie McNeill, who has already declared his intention to leave the Etihad this summer.

The prolific striker, who has scored over 600 goals in his youth career so far, has rejected a new contract at City and is set to leave the club.

He announced this on his Instagram in June: “It’s been such a pleasure to play with some amazing players and I’ve made some amazing friends too. Thanks to all the staff and players for helping me develop as a player and also as a person.”

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McNeill started his young career at United before moving to City six years ago, and the club is keen to re-sign him and have begun negotiations over a compensation fee.

The young forward does not turn 17 until September so any club that wants to sign him must agree compensation with City or it will go to a tribunal to decide.

Daily Mail claim that talks are ongoing, but the likes of Leeds United, Wolves and RB Leipzig are all interested in the player. But we hold the edge as the youngster is a huge fan of the club and wants to move to Old Trafford.