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Man Utd make contact to sign German wonderkid, club prepared to sell for £8.5m

Manchester United have contacted Schalke about a potential deal for midfielder Assan Ouedraogo, according to German outlet BILD.

The 18-year-old made his debut for the Bundesliga 2 outfit last season. He registered three goals and two assists in 18 games in all competitions.

His progress has caught the eye of United and Liverpool and both clubs have reportedly made specific enquiries to Schalke for him.

RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt are also admirers of the teenage midfielder and the latter have made an offer for his services.

United are yet to lodge a formal move, but it will cost £8.5 million for any English club to sign him during the summer transfer window.

Ouedraogo could be a signing for the future

The youngster likes to operate from the central and attacking midfield positions. He had a brilliant debut last term, scoring and assisting against Hamburg.

Ouedraogo remained a key player for Schalke until November before he picked up a series of injuries.

The youngster was initially sidelined with a hamstring issue before an ankle injury kept him out until early March.

He suffered an adductor concern soon after his return and missed the final game with an ankle problem.

However, he impressed with his goal contributions, high pressing, dribbling skills and duel-winning ability when he was fit.

United could consider Ouedraogo a player for the future, but the club should look to negotiate a lower fee for him on the back of an injury-plagued season.

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