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Man Utd and Arsenal to fight to sign 15-year-old wonderkid, Arteta has been watching for a while

Brad Cox

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Man Utd and Arsenal to fight to sign 15-year-old wonderkid, Arteta has been watching for a while

Manchester United and Arsenal are set to battle with each other to sign Rangers youngster Jack Wylie, according to one report.

The 15-year-old has been dubbed as Rangers' "best youth talent" and according to the Daily Star, both the Gunners and Red Devils set to fight for his signature.

United manager Erik ten Hag has sent scouts to watch the academy kid recently but it is claimed that Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has been monitoring him for much longer.

Arsenal's interest in the midfielder is said to have dated back at least six months and they even sent the chief youth scout Lee Herron to Spain to watch Wylie in action for Scotland's under-16 side against Denmark.

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Rangers fear they'll lose him for 'peanuts'

Rangers recently accepted a £350,000 bid from Aston Villa earlier in the year for Rory Wilson from their academy.

The Scottish Premiership are said to be keen to avoid a repeat of that transfer, however, they understand the appeal of playing in the Premier League - particularly when two of the biggest clubs in English football are interested.

United boss Ten Hag has previously said the club wants to continue to work on the squad: "In the background, we always continue a process, working on the squad," he stated.

"We want to have top sport culture and you see and examine how you can improve and that's what we will do."

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Topics: Manchester United, Arsenal, Scotland, Rangers, Football, Transfers

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