Manchester United have joined the Premier League hunt for Burnley star Dwight McNeil, according to The Sun.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is pondering a £35m move for the boyhood Man United fan. But the Red Devils face widespread competition from other Premier League sides.
Last week, a report by TEAMtalk claimed that Leicester City were leading the £30m race for McNeil. Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers were also said to be keen in the England U21 international.
McNeil was on Man United’s books as a schoolboy but he was released aged 14. Man United are now trying to bring him back. Solskjaer has focused on the domestic market, signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Dan James in the summer. McNeil could be next.
But Solskjaer faces competition from three other Premier League sides, including Everton. The 19-year-old is already a first-team regular at Turf Moor with four goals and eight assists in 33 Premier League outings.
If Everton are serious about McNeil, they need to act quickly. The teenager could compete with Theo Walcott, Alex Iwobi, Richarlison and Bernard for starts.
Leicester have a reputation for nurturing young talent so this would be another attractive move if he wants to leave Burnley. Wolves can offer him European football and Man United is his boyhood club. Everton’s task has been made a lot harder by the competition.