Premier League Pair Watching Evjen
Manchester United could miss out to local rivals Manchester City in the race for talented Norwegian teenager Hakon Evjen.
The 19-year-old central midfielder plays for Bodo/Glimt in Norway’s top flight and has already made 39 first-team appearances for the club.
United scouts have watched Evjen extensively over the Norwegian season which runs over the summer months. The Norway Under-20 international has scored nine goals and provided four assists in 19 games for Bodo/Glimt who are currently second in the table.
The Norwegian side claims that both Manchester United and Manchester City recently sent scouts to watch Evjen in action in the 3-1 victory over Stromsgodset, a game in which Evjen scored twice.
When asked after the match if he knew that scouts from the Manchester clubs were present he replied:
“No, but for me it doesn’t matter. It’s obviously fun, but I try not think about it too much.”
He went on: “If you want to hear something, you can chat with my agent. I don’t know, we’ll see. Nothing has come yet, but I have always been a United boy.
“Of course, City is one of the world’s best football teams. A choice is difficult.”
Anderlecht, AZ Alkmaar and clubs in Italy and Germany are also watching Evjen.