Manchester United are set to beat Scottish giants Rangers to the signature of Livingston teenager Matthew Knox, according to the Daily Record.
The report claims Knox is closing in on a move to Old Trafford and will spend this week training with the 20-time English champions.
The 16-year-old midfielder, who can also play as a striker, is believed to favour a move to United despite Rangers’ strong interest in his services.
Scottish League One side Livingston are believed to have rejected a £75,000 bid from Rangers in January as they’re unwilling to accept any bids below £150,000 for one of the biggest talents in Scottish football right now.
Knox became the youngest player in Livingston’s history when he came on as a late substitute in their 4-1 win over St. Mirren last December.
If Knox signs for United this month, he’d spend the remainder of the current season with the club’s under-18 squad.
He’s currently part of Livingston’s first-team squad, but he couldn’t realistically hope to be considered for selection by Jose Mourinho this season.
United have already strengthened their under-18 team with the signings of Chong and Burkart and it seems like Knox will follow them to Old Trafford this month.