The twin sons of former Red Devils hero Darren Fletcher, midfielders Jack and Tyler Fletcher play for Manchester City. Manchester United has made an effort to sign them.
What recent news regarding transfers at Man United?
With Champions League play returning to Old Trafford for the 2023–24 season, Erik ten Hag’s second season as manager, the Red Devils may have a busy summer ahead of them.
While it appears that academy signings may also be in the works, a new midfielder and forward were expected to be high on the wishlist.
The Athletic’s dependable David Ornstein reports that United have made a move to recruit the 16-year-old midfielders after they made an impression at City’s academy. The club contacted City last week to arrange a deal, and the Fletcher twins are now on track to bridge the Manchester divide and join United, he stated, adding that a transfer is anticipated to be completed for a sizeable fee.
“Man Utd launches a bid to acquire Man City’s 16-year-old midfielders Jack and Tyler Fletcher. The twin sons of MUFC technical director Darren Fletcher have excelled while attending the MCFC academy and are about to cross the border for a substantial price.
The two, who are among the most outstanding Under-16 athletes in the UK, will continue to play on schoolboy registrations and become able to sign professional contracts when they turn 17 in March 2024, according to Ornstein.
Who else is available for Man United to sign this summer?
First-team additions are also planned for the upcoming months, although the Fletcher twins could very well be future stars to break into the senior team.
Mason Mount of Chelsea appears to be a key target; recently, a £40 million deal was turned down. Along with Mount, Kim min-jae of Napoli has also been linked to a move to Old Trafford by numerous rumours.
The South Korean international is reportedly moving to Manchester, despite the fact that Bayer Munich is reportedly in the running for his services.
Of course, the club’s ongoing takeover saga is also expected to be resolved; Sheikh Jassim and Sir Jim Ratcliffe are both waiting to learn whether their bids have been accepted. It appears that moves for Jack and Tyler Fletcher are on track in what may ultimately turn out to be a clever double deal.