Man Utd tracked the 19-year-old prodigy who made Ten Hag forget about the De Jong deal?

Carlos Baleba, a midfielder for Lille, has attracted interest from a number of clubs, including Man United.Reports from 90Min indicate that Manchester United have been sending scouts to watch the 19-year-old player on multiple occasions this season. In addition, a number of Premier League clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool, Leicester, West Ham, and Newcastle are also interested in signing Carlos Baleba.

As of right now, Lille places a similar value on Baleba as they did on Amadou Onana, the player they let go to Everton during the previous summer. They believe that any team that wants to acquire the youthful talent in the summer of 2023 would have to pay up to 30 million pounds.

Given that the player has only been in 18 games so far this season, that is not a trivial sum of money, but United will most likely select a more experienced option. Despite this, Ten Hag was impressed enough by Baleba’s talent to forget about the deal with Frenkie de Jong that he had been pining for for such a long time. The 19-year-old prodigy has the potential to entirely reach the level that Casemiro or Christian Eriksen currently occupy at Man United if he is properly groomed.

A player with a lot of untapped potential is Carlos Baleba. Remy Cabella, who also plays for Lille, praised Baleba as a “amazing” player who possesses remarkable power in the middle of the field. Jonathan David praised Baleba for being a very “strong” player as well, and manager Paulo Fonseca referred to him as “the future of the club.” Baleba has been called “the future of the club.”

The Cameroonian is a force in the middle of the field, but he looks up to Paul Pogba, who played for the Red Devils in the past.

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