Manchester United are still on course to sign three of Derby County’s young talents, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
It was reported last month that the Rams were looking to cash in on some of their young players as they look to solve their current financial issues.
16-year-old Kaide Gordon’s move to Liverpool was confirmed yesterday but it seems there could be more Pride Park departures soon.
Nixon has reported that United are still on course to sign three young players from the Rams academy.
There’s been a clear path between Derby’s academy and their first team in recent years, with the likes of Jason Knight, Louie Sibley, and Max Bird featuring regularly in Wayne Rooney’s senior side at the moment.
However, it seems the Rams are ready to let some of England’s top sides raid their next generation of talent.
The East Midlands club have already done business with the Old Trafford outfit this year, having signed defender Teden Mengi on loan from the Red Devils on transfer deadline day.
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It seems the sale of Gordon to Liverpool could just be the start of Derby’s young player sales.
Their academy has been vital in feeding their first team over the last few seasons but it seems they’re now set to capitalise on it in a different way.
Derby’s late-window spending showed that the club was not completely financially hamstrung but clearly they still feel as though they need to look to offload some of their young players to avoid any further issues.