Man Utd and Liverpool in Simone Pafundi transfer fight with Prem clubs circling for 16-year-old Udinese wonderkid | The Sun
MANCHESTER UNITED, Liverpool, Leicester and Everton are among the Premier League clubs monitoring Udinese wonderkid Simone Pafundi.
The diminutive attacking midfielder became the first player born in 2006 to play in Serie A when he made his senior debut last month.
Pafundi, 16, was also called up by Italy boss Roberto Mancini to join the country’s best young talent at a training camp with the senior team.
Brexit means British clubs cannot swoop for Pafundi – or other top youngsters from Europe – until they are 18.
And that’s not the only reason why Barcelona, Real Madrid and other Spanish clubs are believed to lead the chase for him.
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Pafundi is only 5ft 5ins tall.
And the main concern of Premier League scouts is whether he could stand up to the physicality of English football.
But they will continue to follow the progress of one of Europe’s most exciting prospects.
The ace made his debut for Udinese last month.
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He came on as a substitute in their final game of the season.
He is likely to get a lot more action next term for the Italian club.
And that means that the likes of United, Liverpool, Leicester and Everton will be out there again to monitor his progress.
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