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Championship interest builds as Manchester United eye loan switch for talented trio

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Manchester United have received interest from the Championship with regards to three of their young stars, according to The Athletic.

The club are looking to give some of their talented prospects first team football and have looked to the EFL as the January transfer window moves into its final week.

Teden Mengi, Ethan Galbraith and Dylan Levitt are the players in question with reports claiming that each player has ‘registered interest’ from the second tier.

Mengi is an 18-year-old defender who has represented England at youth level, and despite making just one senior appearance in the Europa League, he could be allowed to move on to gain experience.

Galbraith is a Northern Ireland international who has also made just one senior appearance in his career, meaning that the 19-year-old would also benefit from first team football.

As for Levitt the situation is a little bit different having spent time on loan with Charlton Athletic in the first half of this season.

As well as making one senior appearance for United the midfielder featured five times for the Addicks this term before having his loan spell terminated earlier this month.

However according to reports, the trio could all be on the move before the transfer window closes next week.

The Athletic wrote: “Conversations, meanwhile, continue over whether Teden Mengi, Ethan Galbraith and Dylan Levitt, all members of Neil Wood’s under-23s side, could all go out on loan during this window.

“Each player has registered interest from Championship clubs, but again, United are weighing up the decisions carefully after Levitt’s loan to Charlton Athletic this season proved disappointing.

“There was, at one stage, a suggestion that United would definitely send players on loan so they would get competitive game time as fears grew of a potential postponement to Premier League 2, as happened with the FA Youth Cup. But the competition is set to continue, so that is not a factor at present.”

The Verdict

While the specific clubs interested have not been named, the availability of the trio will certainly turn some heads.

Any player who has come through the Manchester United youth set-up is highly-regarded in the game and there’s no doubt that they’ll attract some significant interest.

Whether a move will materialise remains to be seen, but it’s certainly one that people will be watching closely in the coming days.


North East-based EFL writer and aspiring author

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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