Manchester United will make a new bid for Independiente Del Valle midfielder Kendry Paez after a previous bid was rejected.
Manchester United are set to make a bid for Kendry Paez, a 15-year-old sensation from Ecuador, according to Tribal Football. Moises Caicedo of Brighton & Hove Albion has already been compared to the youngster. And the Red Devils want to get a jump on the competition.
Tracking South American prodigies at a young age is becoming more popular among European clubs, and there appears to be a large market. Some of the continent’s biggest clubs are constantly keeping tabs on a few of the brightest prospects, hoping to lure them in at an early stage.
A player will only leave his home country after reaching the age of 18 in most South American countries. However, some of the biggest clubs are willing to wait for the player’s arrival but want to lock down a deal in the current market.
Signing a player at a young age is a sound risk-reward strategy. Because scouting remains excellent, there is an element of uncertainty about how the player will perform when he reaches the age of majority. Nonetheless, clubs are willing to pay a high price for prospects, even if they may fail on the European stage.
Real Madrid recently agreed to a fee of around €60 million, including add-ons, for Palmeiras prospect Endrick. It’s a lot of money for a 16-year-old who won’t play for Spain for another two years.
Manchester United was also interested in signing Endrick. However, the Brazilian is not the only player on their radar from that continent. The Red Devils are also reportedly interested in 15-year-old South American sensation Kendry Paez. In Ecuador, he plays for Independiente Del Valle.
Paez has been compared to Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Moises Caicedo, who has taken the Premier League by storm. Manchester United reportedly had a previous bid for the 15-year-old South American sensation rejected by the Ecuadorian club. They plan to try again.
Manchester United will reportedly make a new bid to bring the prodigious talent to England, hoping that Independiente Del Valle accepts their offer. The Ecuadorian club are likely to demand a high fee for their prospect, which the Premier League giants may be willing to pay.
Paez is not the last European or English bigwig to target, and other South American youngsters are also on their radar. A successful career away from home will be determined by how the 15-year-old develops at his future clubs.