Wednesday, 2nd September 2009
Japanese player 'sparks Man United interest'
Japanese footballer Takayuki Morimoto has attracted the attention of Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson, with reports claiming that the club is set to make a bid for the player.
Morimoto, who is 21, currently plays for Catania, an Italian team in the Serie A league in the country.
According to general manager of Catania Pietro Lo Monaco, Ferguson is a big fan of the young player.
Lo Monaco has previously stated that Morimoto will be up for transfers at the end of this season, conceding that as a small club, Catania "can do nothing more" for him.
It is claimed that the Japanese player has so far attracted clubs in both the UK and France.
Morimoto has previously played for football club Tokyo Verdy and holds the record for being the youngest player to ever score a goal in J League history.
His playing style has been compared to Brazilian footballing legend Ronaldo when he was young.
Written by Kimberley Homer.