United have signed 19-year-old Manchester City central defender Freddie Veseli in a surprise move according to reports.
The Manchester Evening News notes:
The Reds tied up the Swiss starlet, who captained his country to Under-17 World Cup triumph in 2009, yesterday – and Veseli headed into Manchester, dressed in a red jacket, to celebrate.
Veseli was seen as a good prospect at City, but he was frustrated at not making the breakthrough into the first team squad.
That frustration increased recently when the Blues lost skipper Vincent Kompany and drafted 17-year-old defender Karim Rekik into the squad as cover.
Veseli joined City from Lausanne in 2008 and is a composed, ball-playing centre back – he was taken on the Blues’ summer tour of North America, playing in two of the three games.
With the Reds’ injury crisis, there’s no doubt a new defensive addition cannot be a bad thing, although many have been left baffled as to why we’ve bought a defender deemed not good enough for the City side.
Vaseli hasn”t looked like troubling the City starting XI and it seems strange that a deadline day signing- no doubt bought to help with the injury crisis, is a lad with so little experience.
The usual ‘Trust In Fergie’ brigade will no doubt be confident that the United manager has pulled off some form of coup, managing to sign promisin young defender from our main rivals.
Those more sceptical may wonder how on earth a player obviously not considered good enough for City’s team is somehow good enough for ours. Only time will tell who’s right…..
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