United Chase Croatia’s Next Big Thing


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Manchester United are tracking 19-year-old Dinamo Zagreb wunderkind Nikola Moro reports talkSPORT.

Rave reports in Croatia attracted the attention of Benfica and the Premier League giants are ready to join them in a battle royale for his signature. With their financial clout, the fear in Portugal is that if the decision comes down to money, United will win hands-down.

Labelled ‘the new Luka Modric’, Moro has yet to make 50 appearances for Dinamo. Despite this, Shakhtar Donetsk have already seen a £12.5m bid rejected with United’s interest surely pushing the price to more than double that amount.

Modric was a long-time target for former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson but he was never able to persuade Tottenham to sell to their Premier League rivals. When the Croatia legend did leave White Hart Lane, it was to Real Madrid where he remains until the summer at least.

Moro has been capped at every junior level by country from Under-14 upwards. Such is his talent, there is a growing clamour in Croatia for him to be included in the senior squad this year with a place in the World Cup finals squad up for grabs.

It would cap a phenomenal rise for a player who only made his full debut in May 2016.