Manchester United will have to meet Valencia’s €13million asking price if they want to sign Turkish youngster Ferhat Cogalan this summer, according to the player’s father.
Sedat Cogalan has suggested Valencia don’t want to lose the 14-year-old, but would be willing to consider letting him go if they receive an offer of €13m.
“Valencia want at least €13m (£10.5m) for Cogalan and do not want to let him go,” he told Beyaz TV (via Metro).
The player’s father confirmed there had been discussions with United earlier this week, but also admitted his son is in no hurry to leave Valencia.
“We’re in no hurry because Ferhat is in contract with Valencia until 2021,” he told French website La Voix Du Nord (via Daily Star).
“But when a club like Manchester United invites us, it is logical that we study the proposal, right?”
United are believed to be looking to strengthen their youth teams this summer and seem determined to sign the best youngsters in the world.
It appears as though Cogalan, who scored 20 goals and made over 30 assists last season, has drawn the attention of the United scouts.
However, it’s hard to imagine United paying €13m for a 14-year-old and the player’s contract complicates the matter even further.
Cogalan has a long-term contract with Valencia and that puts the Spanish club in a strong position to stand their ground.