Manchester United have agreed a deal with Cardiff City to sign teenage striker Gabriele Biancheri, reports The Athletic.

The 16-year-old Wales Under-17 international, who also qualifies to represent England and Italy, completed a medical over the weekend and is set to join the Red Devils.

Biancheri will sign a scholar contract with the twenty-time league champions and then a long-term professional deal when he turns 17 in September.

While the Reds don’t need to get Biancheri to sign on the dotted line before the January transfer window slams shut tomorrow night, Erik ten Hag’s side have acted swiftly to sign a player who was attracting interest from other clubs.

With Biancheri closing in on a move to M16, United in Focus looks at the players who have played for Manchester United and Cardiff City in the Premier League era.

Players who have played for Manchester United and Cardiff City

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While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer never played for the Bluebirds, the former Reds striker and manager had a 30-game spell in charge of the Welsh side in 2014, but he couldn’t prevent them from beating the drop in Premier League.

The Norwegian left the Cardiff City Stadium by mutual consent in September 2014.

Here is a list of the players who have represented Manchester United and Cardiff City during the Premier League era.

While Gabriele Biancheri has not played a first team game for Cardiff yet, he has represented the Bluebirds at FA Youth Cup level.

Next season he could be starring for United’s youngsters in the same competition, looking to make his mark and rise up through the ranks at Old Trafford.

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