Man Utd and Chelsea battle for 16-year-old attacking midfielder, former member of Barcelona’s La Masia youth system

According to Spanish newspaper AS, Manchester United are set to compete with Chelsea and Ajax for the signature of teenager Toni Quetglas.

It’s telling that Ajax has identified the 16-year-old as a target, judging by the array of amazing talent that comes through their system year after year.

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Quetglas is an attacking midfielder currently playing for Mallorca’s youth team but has previously been part of Barcelona’s world-renowned La Masia youth system.

The youngster’s representatives can be approached by clubs directly because Quatglas is not contracted to Mallorca.

Despite the looming transfer ban, Chelsea can ironically sign youngsters, yet that’s where they broke the rules previously…

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also plans to build his team around young homegrown talent. Quatglas may not be homegrown, but exciting players of his age are always welcome to Old Trafford.

We, as fans, want to be entertained and the United faithful take great pride in seeing players develop before their very own eyes.

It’s a journey we’ve been on in the stands with countless players and long may it continue.

We will be keeping an eye on Quatglas to see where he ends up.

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