Ajax bring young striker Chrisander Sørum on trial, who United wanted to sign

Manchester United and Ajax appear inter-linked in the transfer market this summer after hiring Erik ten Hag.

United have been linked with moves for Jurrien Timber and Antony, via The Mirror, while The Telegraph has tipped Lisandro Martinez as a signing.

Even the pursuit of Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong has an Ajax aspect in play, with Ten Hag helping the midfielder flourish during his spell with the Dutch club.

Now there is another conflict of interest between the two clubs, which Ajax are better placed to win.

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Ajax take Sørum on trial

Ajax Showtime report the Dutch club have taken Norwegian striker Chrisander Sørum on trial over the past week.

Sørum, 16, plays for Stromgodset’s second team, and is a Norway youth international.

United.no reported in 2021 how Manchester United planned to bring Sørum on trial, but were restricted due to Covid.

Brexit red tape played a bigger problem, with English unable to sign foreign players who are under 18.

Sørum’s dad told United.no that he hoped his son would be able to make the move to the Red Devils, the club he supports.

But with a switch to United impossible until 2024, the young striker has to look at other options, and clubs are queuing up.

Ajax Showtime report the Dutch club are in a strong position and a financial agreement is no problem. The report says there is a ‘good chance’ he makes the switch. However, it is claimed a number of German clubs are also expressing interest.

Of course the United to Ajax pipeline might still be fruitful for the Red Devils this summer if Timber or Antony or both make the move.

If Sørum turns out to be the big talent he is tipped to be, Manchester United will keep track of him, and it would not be a surprise if the Premier League side are raiding Ajax for his signature in two or three years time.

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