Reports from the Daily Mail suggest that Manchester United have launched an attempt to poach an up and coming recruitment specialist from arch rivals Manchester City.
Stephen Ajewole, who is an emerging scout for the current runaway Premier League leaders, has landed on the radar of their main rivals from across the city.
Ajewole has been lined up by Manchester United to become their new lead scout for the Under 15 to 18 age group - a move that has some fearing of secret recruitment information being passed on.
In the years since Sheikh Mansour took over the Etihad club, Manchester City have emerged as one of the top recruiters in world football - investing large sums of money into finding the best young talent from around the world, as well as launching a cast of feeder clubs around the globe controlled by the City Football Group.
It appears that Manchester United, who have fallen behind the eight ball in recruitment to clubs like Manchester City, Liverpool and even some smaller English clubs, will look to deploy the famous football tactic; “if you can’t beat them, buy them.”
As for Manchester City and their continued recruitment of young players, a move for Fluminense's rising striker talent Kayky looks set to be just around the corner - with documentation being the only thing holding the Brazilian from becoming a Manchester City player in 2022.
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