Man United join Liverpool in race to sign Netherlands wonderkid

Manchester United have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Ajax wonderkid Anwar El Ghazi, according to reports from the Metro.

El Ghazi has been heavily linked with a move away from the Amsterdam Arena in recent weeks after some fine displays for the Eredivisie side.

The Reds were thought to be one of the many teams keen on the 20-year-old, but they will face some stiff competition from Premier League rivals Man United.

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Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal has already pointed to the need of signing a winger in the January transfer market, and according to Dutch source V-Bal, the Moroccan-born Netherlands international has become a prime target for the manager.

The former Barcelona gaffer has received criticism for his ‘boring’ brand of football lately, so the addition of the explosive winger may do well to appease the fans.

El Ghazi has lit up the Dutch first tier this season with his pace and skill, helping him to score eight league goals in just ten Eredivisie appearances.