Striker is only 18, but eight goals in his 10 appearances for Universidad de Chile has had clubs across the globe chasing his signature
Manchester United have agreed a £3million deal to sign teenage Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez.
Boss Sir Alex Ferguson has sorted out a swoop for the 18-year-old Universidad de Chile sensation which will be completed this summer.
If United will have to secure a 'special talent' visa for Henriquez, or else farm him out to a club in Europe on loan until he wins a senior cap.
Henriquez is the rising star of Chilean football and has been on United's radar for over a year.
The young forward has excelled for his country's age-group sides and has also appeared for Universidad's first team - scoring eight times in just 10 games.
Strong and skillful, Henriquez has been chased by clubs from around the world, but United's long-term interest has convinced him.
United is getting from bad to worse. They pay 3 million for an unproven forward. 8 goals in 10 games. EPL is 40 games, how is this guy going to prove that he can overcome injuries, off-form and United's notorious rotating shift to be a world class forward?
It's call buying potential. And it sure beats spending $16m on John Mikel Obi or $35m on Carroll and calling it buying potential right?
At 18 only, he has already played for Universidad de Chile's first team, one of the most successful club in Chile.
Obviously he isn't coming to play in the first team. There are many reserved matches for him to prove himself.
Then again, who was Javier Hernandez before he was introduced to the world by United as a $6m signing?
I think it's exactly what a team needs, a mixture of young and senior players...
This kid has such a great potential... Right foot, left foot... comfortable with both.
It's good to have him as a 4th or 5th choice striker for the Carling and FA cups matches... lol.
He wears number 7 for his present club somemore... It's always special for a young players to be given that honour.
If you ask me, he looks a lot better than Macheda... and $3m is too good to miss out...
at least 3m nt like wad man utd paid for BeBe
oh ya where is that flop?
he look good . Hope he can get some taste first team. We kinda short players.. who can shoot first time rather than take a few steps or tricks..and shoot