Ireland U17 international turns down offer from Manchester United 6 months ago

Ireland U17 international turns down offer from Manchester United

Ireland U17 international Mipo Odubeko has reportedly turned down a new contract offer from Manchester United after scoring 35 goals for the club's academy side last season.

The 16-year-old was viewed as one of United's brightest prospects but apparently believes his development is best served away from Old Trafford with the Mail Online reporting that Feyenoord, Bayern Munich and Genoa are ready to move in the race to land him while Newcastle United and Burnley are also reportedly interested.

United currently have Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Romelu Lukaku on their books but the latter has been linked with a move abroad with Inter Milan attempting to bring the former Everton striker to the San Siro.

United paid the Toffees £75m to bring him to Old Trafford in the summer of 2017 with the Belgian international netting 42 goals in 96 appearances for the Red Devils and it's more than likely that the club would look for a fee in excess of the sum they paid for the forward.

However, Inter are reportedly looking at a two-year loan deal whereby they would offer United £63m with an obligation to buy the 26-year-old at the end of the arrangement.