Manchester United have apparently been sufficiently impressed enough with young Barnsley defender Mason Holgate to spend £1m on him, according to the Yorkshire Post.
Holgate spent half a week on trial at Carrington under the watchful eye of the youth coaches from Wednesday to today and the news outlet is reporting that yhe youngster – who can play full back or centre half – has done enough to convince the coaches to report to United manager Louis van Gaal that he should be signed before other clubs – such as the interested Aston Villa – are tempted to pounce and conclude their own negotiations.
From the Yorkshire Post-
Barnsley are poised to collect £1m from the sale of defender Mason Holgate to Manchester United.
The 18-year-old is training with the Red Devils and is tipped to make move to Old Trafford, although Swansea and Aston Villa also want the Doncaster-born right-back, who has a year to run on his contract.
Holgate has been at Barnsley since he was 9 and has been linked with a number of top Premier League sides in recent times, including Arsenal and Tottenham.
He has played 20 times for Barnsley and will be 19 in October.
United’s interest may be a surprise but they are in need of home grown talent to boost their squad numbers as they do not have many at present.