Manchester United has reached an agreement to sign Harry Amass as their first player this summer.
Manchester United set a number of ambitious goals for the summer transfer window in an effort to raise the level of the team. All of them, including Moises Caicedo, Mason Mount, Victor Osimhen, and Harry Kane, are targets for the Red Devils. The first young player to join Old Trafford in the summer transfer market is expected to be a player with little notoriety in the football world, though.
According to confirmation from Fabrizio Romano, Man Utd has reached an agreement to recruit Harry Amass from Watford, and it is expected that the defender will soon move to Old Trafford in the coming days. Although still quite ‘anonymous’, in fact Man Utd had to beat the competition of a series of other clubs in the race to sign Amass, including Chelsea. This is enough to see, the talent of young British stars should not be underestimated.
Amass is currently regarded as one of the most promising young players in English football at the age of U18, particularly for the position of left-back. Amass, who joined the Watford Academy at the age of nine, has played for the Under-18s and Under-21s despite being only 16 years old. In addition, he was a substitute in the FA Cup encounter against Reading in January.
Before that, Amass was particularly notable for his outstanding performances in the two youth team clashes between Everton and Arsenal in the FA Youth Cup. Under the Three Lions shirt, Amass made his U15 debut at the age of 14 in December 2021 and is currently a member of the England U16 team. Moving to Old Trafford, it is expected that the defender will have a permanent position in Man Utd’s U18 team.
Foottheball likened Amass’s play to some of the Premier League’s best attacking full-backs, including Trent Alexander Arnold, Reece James and Kyle Walker-Peters. Appreciated for his ability to support the attack and launch decisive passes, but Amass’s defensive ability is not inferior with really effective tackles and recoveries.
In fact, Watford do not want to lose the service of Amass, as revealed by the Manchester Evening News, they have prepared a professional contract for the defender, as soon as he turns 17 next year. However, the attraction of being transferred to Old Trafford is of course very difficult for Amass to refuse, and it is expected that he will sign a 4-year contract with Man Utd’s Academy.
It is expected that Red Devils fans will have the opportunity to witness Amass’s talent at the U17 World Cup later this year. But right now, it can be affirmed that Man Utd has a really bright ‘raw gem’.