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Boca Juniors ‘expect an offer’ from United to sign Anselmino, Chelsea made first bid

Boca Juniors are expecting Manchester United to compete with Chelsea for the signing of Aaron Anselmino, according to Argentine outlet TyC Sports.

The Red Devils have been closely following the 19-year-old since the start of the year, and it was claimed in March that they could make a formal approach for him.

However, Chelsea have moved first. The Blues recently made an official bid worth £14 million, which was below the player’s £20m release clause.

The transfer bid from the Blues appears ‘irresistible’ for Boca, but they ‘expect an offer’ from United. It is claimed that there is a ‘concrete chance’ of that happening.

United should make a move for Anselmino

United have been closely monitoring the youngster for some time. He has made just ten senior appearances, but his qualities have impressed the club’s scouts.

The 19-year-old is a right-footed centre-back. He recently featured for Boca in the Copa Sudamericana where he had a passing accuracy of around 88 percent.

The youngster won 75 percent of his overall duels with four clearances and five recoveries per outing. He played just two games before suffering a hamstring injury.

Anselmino has plenty of good defensive attributes. United could reportedly loan him out next season if they secure his services. Chelsea are likely to do the same.


United should make an offer for Anselmino. They can’t afford to miss out on the wonderkid after extensive scouting.

Stats from Transfermarkt.com & Sofascore.com.

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