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Man Utd join Newcastle and Liverpool in race for Gambian striker Adama Bojang

Manchester United have joined six other Premier League clubs in the race for Gambian striker Adama Bojang, reports the Guardian.

The 19-year-old is also attracting interest from Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Man Utd want to bolster their attacking ranks this summer and have been linked with several strikers.

However, money could prevent them from getting some of their top targets with clubs demanding top dollar from suitors.

Bojang will cost just £2.6 million, and his club Steve Biko FC are willing to do business.

Several German clubs also want to sign the Gambia Under-20 forward, with RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt particularly keen.

An unnamed German club tabled a bid for the teenage sensation this week, and it is believed he would favour a move to the Bundesliga.

However, an offer from Man United could see him change his mind.

Bojang would be unlikely to force his way into manager Erik ten Hag’s plans if he joins the Red Devils this summer.

Nevertheless, he has the potential to become a first-team star very soon.

The African bagged two goals at the recent under-20 World Cup, notching a brace in the 2-1 win over Honduras.

Bojang also scored four goals at the under-20 African Cup of Nations in March, helping his country reach the final and making the team of the tournament.

He has deservedly earned comparisons with Napoli hitman Victor Osimhen as he stands at 6ft 3in and plays in a similar style.

Man United have been linked with the Nigerian international but could decide to move for a younger version of him instead.

The Gambian Hurricane’ has what it takes to hit the ground running in Europe and could qualify for a work permit under the updated Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) criteria for international player visas approved by the Home Office last week.