Manchester United have agreed a £3million fee for 18-year-old Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez.
Henriquez has been on United’s radar for over a year, he has starred in his country’s age-group sides and has also appeared for Universidad de Chile’s first team – scoring eight times in 10 games.
United hope to gain a work permit for the Universidad forward and will have to go down the ‘special talent’ route since he has not represented the senior international side.
Should United suffer a setback in their application they would have to send him on loan to a club in Europe until he forces his way through to the national side.
Henriquez only took up the game in 2007 as a 13-year-old after abandoning his hopes of becoming a tennis star.
Having represented Chile’s Under 15 and Under 17 teams, Henriquez has already built up an impressive reputation in South America for his strength and skill on the ball.
His form certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed at Old Trafford where they are hoping he could become a surprise package like Javier Hernandez when he arrived at United as a relatively unknown entity in English football.