Manchester United to take Polish talent Karol Borys on trial

Manchester United have invited Polish talent Karol Borys on trial, newspaper Gazeta Wroclawska report.

Borys, 15, plays for Polish top flight side Slask Wroclaw, and is a central midfielder. He has scored two goals in 11 games for their youth team this season.

The Poland under-16 international is reported to have been scouted by United ‘for a long time’.

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Borys has trained with the Slask Wroclaw first team, and featured for them in a friendly match with RB Leipzig last October.


Leipzig played first team stars Christian Nkunku and Kevin Kampl in this match, and it is very possible Ralf Rangnick has been alerted to Borys’ talent, from his connections with the German club.

Borys’ trial at United is expected to take place at Carrington in February.

Former Poland international and TV analyst Sebastian Mila wrote on Twitter: “I haven’t seen such a talent for a long time. Karol Borys a gem.”

Borys’ club Slask Wroclaw are known to United as they signed academy Lukasz Bejger from the Red Devils last January. He has gone onto become a regular for the club.

The youngster signed contract last October at Wroclaw which runs until June 2023.

Brexit complication

These were the type of deals Manchester United tried to do frequently, with the likes of Hannibal, Marc Jurado and Isak Hansen-Aaroen signed from foreign clubs in 2020 at a young age.

This has become a lot trickier now, due to Brexit red-tape. The new regulations means English clubs cannot sign non-UK citizens until they turn 18.

So it is a little surprising to see United pushing ahead to bring Borys in for a trial at this early stage, but it’s also shrewd to keep track of top talents and try to put United into a strong position for when they are permitted to sign.

One work-around for United is to potentially sign Borys, and loan him back to Slask Wroclaw, or another foreign feeder club if a partnership is set up.

If Borys impresses on trial, United will want to try and find a solution. A club with United’s resources should be capable of finding a workaround, 12 months after the regulations came into effect.

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