There was a time not so long ago that United seemed to lose out to Chelsea on transfers all the time. Whether it was Arjen Robben or Michael Essien, the top talents in Europe wanted a piece of Chelsea’s money and sucess, whilst we settled for Djemba-Djemba shaped crumbs.
The tides have turned somewhat since then, most recently with Dimitar Berbatov claiming he wasn’t interested in Chelsea’s money, and would play for less as long as he was wearing United’s shirt.
So, who will win the battle for this Danish centre back joining both clubs on trial?
Nicolai Boilesen captained the Denmark U-17 team in their recent 6-1 thrashing of England and has been dubbed ‘the new Daniel Agger’, with similarities being drawn with his compatriot.
“It will be fantastic to come to United because they are my favourite club,” said the 16-year-old. “I am very proud that two such big clubs are watching me. Whether it is in Denmark or abroad, only time will tell,” he continued. “For now, I am just coming to England to train with United and Chelsea.”
He currently players for Brondy and has attracted interested from Monaco in the past. Like Petrucci earlier this year, he would become a member of our academy, with the aspirations of learning the United way before being brought up in to the first team.
However, we shouldn’t forget that Chelsea’s John Obi Mikel claimed it was a dream come true to sign for United, and that Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey is a confessed United fan!
Anyone know much about this lad?