Manchester United are looking at the possibility of signing 14-year-old Malmo wonderkid Rines Arifi, as reported by Tribal Football.
Arifi and his father, Hajriz, have been invited for a trial by Manchester United which will last from October 23-29, with the view of giving the youngster the opportunity to train at the famous academy of the Red Devils.
Speaking regarding the move, Arifi’s father told Swedish outlet 24malmo.se, “It has been through an agent, Franck Betullat. He wanted to try him on a separate workout and was very pleased.
“Afterwards he contacted Manchester United who invited us 23-29 October. United will judge him in several different ways as I have understood it. But if they like him, Rines will be invited to their academy.”
Rines also expressed his delight upon being invited by Manchester United, saying, “It feels great. I’ve dreamed about it since I was little. I’m a stable inner field player, good game spirit, power and a good shot.”
Arifi was identified as part of United’s recent scouting program in outside of England. The Premier League giants have already found multiple players through the system such as Di’Shon Bernard and Arnau Puigmal amongst others through their scouting network in the region and they are hopeful of unearthing another gem in Arifi as well.
The teenage sensation is said to be a supporter of United, having previously spoken highly of the likes of Paul Pogba, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and he will surely be keen on following in the footsteps of his idols at the club.
Arifi, who currently plies his trade with Swedish side Malmo FC, will now hope to impress the coaches at United and potentially earn a contract at Old Trafford.