Manchester United eye move for Fluminense wonderkid Kenedy - report
Manchester United are reportedly readying themselves to join the race to sign Brazilian wonderkid Kenedy.
The Premier League champions have been monitoring the forward closely and watched him again at the weekend when he appeared for Brazil’s under-17 side.
The 17-year-old has made eight appearances for Fluminense, including two starts, and is already attracting interest from Monaco and Real Madrid amongst other big names in Europe.
Kenedy is being touted as the next big thing to come out of Brazil after leading the Seleção kids side to the World Under-17 Cup with six goals in the South American Under-17 tournament in April.
It is now being reported that David Moyes is now lining up a swoop for the highly rated teenager, reports Clubcall.com.
United have done their homework on the player and they are well aware of the rules around signing young Brazilian players before they reach the age of 18; meaning any move would see them have to wait until Febuary 2014 to snap up the striker.
In 2007, United agreed a deal with Fluminense to sign Brazilian twins Rafael and Fabio da Silva but had to wait over a year for the deal to be completed when they turned 18.