Barca linked with a move for Man United's 'new Andy Cole', Joshua Bohui
- The versatile attacker rejected the contract extension twice.
- He could leave Manchester next summer with his contract expiring.
- United would still be due a small compensation.
- Bohui is ranked very high at the roaster of English giants' talents.
Barca scouting department continue their diligent work in Europe if English sources are to be believed. The Daily Mirror report that Barcelona and AS Monaco are two clubs greatly interested in United Academy gem Joshua Bohui, dubbed the new Andy Cole for his goalscoring ability and versatility up front. He is adroit both on the left and right flanks of the attacking line.
The 19-year-old, who will turn 20 in March, is currently in the contract stand-off with the Red Devils. United approached their starlet twice last season but were rejected on each occasion. His current agreement runs out next summer. If he is to leave then the club would be due a compensation as is always the case with players aged under 24.
United fans are quite worried about losing the academy talent:
EPPP is Elite Player Performance Plan designed to help young players:
If the EPPP wasn't around, he may have stayed and improved with actual game time with Brentford, just like Dele Alli did with MK Dons before his move to Tottenham. He stayed and played regularly before getting his big move. If only all kids done that instead of thinking of money.— Ashleigh Goodall (@ashbfc84) January 10, 2019
Bohui moved to United in 2016 from Brentford. He has scored 15 goals in 68 games across various age groups despite not always being a starter. This term, he's netted 5 goals and made 2 assists in 16 appearances.
I'm not surprised. Chong, Greenwood & Gomes are all a year younger than Bohui but have jumped ahead of him in the 1st team pecking order. He's a great talent but just facing too much competition at the club #MUFC #ManUtd #EPL @BasVideo_— Deshane (@Desh_P) January 11, 2019
Although he isn't as well known as the likes of Angel Gomes and Mason Greenwood, he's still considered a big talent, representing England on all youth levels.
A potentially interesting addition to La Masia roaster?