Man Utd trying to sign Blackburn Rovers teen Ashley Phillips

Manchester United are eyeing Blackburn Rovers teen Ashley Phillips

According to reports, the Premier League heavyweights have a regular presence at Rovers’ Under-21 games to observe the talented 16-year-old centre-back.

Because the England youth cap is under contract, obtaining him will be extremely costly.

Phillips has been regarded as Rovers’ finest find in years and a true top-class potential at both club and national level.

At the commencement of Venky’s tenure at Ewood Park a decade ago, United raided Blackburn for 27-cap England striker Phil Jones.

Chelsea is also on the lookout for the greatest young talent in the area to join its well-oiled assembly line.

This is what the Rovers boss had to say about the starlet

“He’s 6ft 4′, he’s fast, mobile and can pass it really well. He can use both feet, he’s composed.

“Ash is just a phenomenal young boy; if you were to create a defender in the mould of how you would want one, this kid has got every attribute.

Manchester United raided Blackburn in 2011 for the signature of Phil Jones and he was initially a great success at Old Trafford.


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