Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly keen on signing American teenager Will Vint.

According to Simon Jones of the Daily Mail, Manchester United are in advanced talks with 15-year-old American sensation Will Vint, and will be hoping to fend off interest from other Premier League sides vying for his signature.

Will is the son of Everton’s academy director Peter Vint, and was also on trial at Goodison Park recently, with the Merseyside outfit also interested in securing his services. The 15-year-old also trialed at Championship club Fulham.

The American is a central midfielder by trade and was formerly part of the Real Colorado setup in the US Soccer Development Academy. His father is the former United States Olympic Committee’s Senior Director of Competitive Analysis, Research and Innovation.

He guided the Americans to a phenomenal showing at Rio 2016, after which he decided to take up a role as Everton’s academy director, However, his connections at the top level could go a long way in shaping 15-year-old Will’s future.

The central midfielder joined the Manchester United youth setup earlier this month, and has already impressed the coaching staff. He appears to have his heart set on a move to the Red Devils as he already refers to himself as a United player on his Instagram handle.

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Manchester United have seen a number of players come up the ranks from the academy, and Vint could follow suit. Still only 15, the American could learn a lot from the experienced coaches at Leigh in Greater Manchester.

At the helm of affairs at the United academy, is Class of ’92 graduate Nicky Butt. The former Manchester United midfielder is in charge of managing the youth and reserves, and could be an ideal role model for Vint.

The 15-year-old plays a similar role as the Englishman, and with Butt’s exceptional man-management skills, he is certain to bring the best out of the highly-regarded American midfielder.

Manchester United, though, have an abundance of talent in the midfield and attacking areas in their Under-17 squad, with the likes of Nishan Burkart, Angel Gomes, Indy Boonen and others. Hence, Vint will have his work cut out to become a regular in the squad, if he does end up signing a permanent deal at Old Trafford.

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