According to ESPN, Aston Villa have joined Manchester United and Tottenham in the race to sign 15-year-old Polish Goalkeeper Mikolaj Bieganski.
Aston Villa are set to battle it out with some of the Premier League’s elite to sign teenager Mikolaj Bieganski. The Polish goalkeeper turns 16 next April and reports seem to suggest that he will be making his way to England at this point.
Manchester United and Tottenham are also thought to be interested in the youngster, who has been impressing a number of scouts around Europe.
Born in 2002, Bieganski has spent his youth career with hometown club Skra Czestochowa, who currently compete in III Liga Opole-Silesia Division, Poland’s fourth tier of professional football. Such are his talents in goal, he has featured in the first team squad a number of times this season already.
He first caught the eye of European scouts during an international under-16’s tournament, upon which a number of English teams acted quickly to secure trials for the ‘keeper.
Bieganski has actually spent time training with Villa, United and Spurs, and all are thought to have been impressed with his capabilities at such a young age.
His current club Skra would be unable to stand in the way of Bieganski moving to England. In fact, they would probably welcome his departure, as future financial rewards may be significant.
While Bieganski’s talents are somewhat unknown due to his unbelievably young age, it would be a real coup if Villa could land the best under-16 goalkeeper in world football before Manchester United and Tottenham do.