Schalke’s left-back, Sead Kolašinac has confirmed to the Bosnian daily newspaper, Dnevni Avaz, that a deal is in place for him to join Manchester United this summer.
The 20-year-old was born in Germany to Bosnian parents and played for Germany U-18s, U-19s and U-20s, before confirming he would represent Bosnia and Herzegovina at international level. He made his debut for them last November and has played another game for them since.
He made his way up through the ranks at Schalke and has played 22 games this season for the 3rd ranked side in Germany.
“Yes, I have offer from Manchester United,” he said. “But, I will not hurry with the decision. I have to see what Schalke think about it.”
Kolašinac was in the press this week after German newspaper BILD pictured him in a night club in the early hours “surrounded by alcohol and cigarettes”.
“My friend and former teammate of Schalke’s Kevin Kuranyi, who is currently playing with Dinamo Moscow, was visiting Cologne and that night he called for his friends hanging out in a nightclub ‘Nachtflug’, including several former and current players Schalke,” the player explained. “I stayed in the club for only half an hour, while Bild had its photographers there who was probably trying to take a picture of something that I would not want to be seen doing by the public. I do not smoke and am not an alcoholic. On the half hour I drank a Coke and the cigarettes which can be seen in the photo are not nicotine. I did not do anything bad and I never would let my private activities affect my commitment to the field.”