According to recent reports, Manchester United are about to land Universidad de Chile striker Angelo Henriquez.
The Daily Mail reported the versatile 18-year-old spent several hours in a local Manchester hospital for a physical, and should arrive at Old Trafford with at a fee of £4 million.
The British press had linked Henriquez to United since June, but he may have been on the club's radar far earlier. Reportedly, the Red Devils were granted first crack at the premier striker until 2014, thanks to a pre-existing deal between the clubs.
Since his first professional appearance with Universidad in 2011, Henriquez has scored 11 goals, utilizing his breathtaking speed and ability to find open space. His numbers with Chile's national youth squad have been outstanding. In 12 appearances with the Under-17, Under-20, and Under -23 squads, he has scored 19 goals.
Sir Alex Ferguson could implement Henriquez into the Red Devils squad in a variety of ways. There might be an opening in the lineup with veteran Dimitar Berbatov expected to leave, and Henriquez could prove to be a worthy reserve. More than likely, Henriquez will be loaned out so he can receive more steady playing time.
It has been a busy summer for Manchester United, and the club appears to be making more changes. Chief executive David Gill earmarked £40 million for transfers and the club is still doggedly pursing Arsenal striker Robin van Persie to join midfielders Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell.
Van Persie led the Premier League with 30 goals last season, and Arsenal insists the price for the 29-year-old Dutchman is £30 million, while reports suggest that United will pay about £22 million.