Reports stemming from England on Monday have credited Manchester United with an interest in Slavia Prague’s Abdallah Sima.
Who is Abdallah Sima?
Sima joined Slavia Prague’s youth setup in August of 2020, and was quickly promoted to the club’s senior side in October.
And, despite his tender years, the 19-year-old has already gone on to establish himself as an integral member of the Czech outfit’s attack.
In 18 league outings this term, the right-winger has managed to net 11, and provide five assists.
Sima, though, has also been showcasing his quality on the European stage. In 11 Europa League appearances to date, the youngster has scored four and assisted one, including a goal vs Leicester, as Slavia knocked the Foxes out at the competition’s quarter-final stage.
🔴⚪️ Sima stunner!
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) March 3, 2021
Man United linked with Abdallah Sima
And now, amid a solid breakout season in the Czech Republic, Sima appears to be attracting interest from a top club.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United are monitoring the attacker, whose current contract runs until 2024.
The MEN add that United’s interest in Sima comes as part of a new recruitment strategy, which sees the Red Devils targeting the highest-rated teenagers from around the world.
The strategy has already seen both Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri brought in.
Whilst he is also capable of playing up top, with Sima naturally a right-winger, should Man United really be targeting him, though?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men do need to find a natural right-winger who can play first-team football on a consistent basis, but with Diallo and Pellistri also 19, and at their best on the right, perhaps United should focus their attentions elsewhere.