In case you weren’t aware, there’s a big scouting conference in Holland this week, and pretty much anybody who is anybody is attending.
WyScout are holding the two-day event, and it’s seen clubs from all around Europe, including the big-boys, turn up.
TuttoMercatoWeb have been all over it as a result and while there have been speaking to people from all walks of the football world and this has seen them learn some interesting information. The latest is regarding Manchester United.
While most of those they’ve talked to have remained tight-lipped, some attendees have been happy to share tidbits of information on the people they represent and what certain clubs are up to.
Edward Burleson, who is the Director of scouting in Europe for MLS side Kansas City, was happy to talk and just so happened to reveal that Manchester United are interested in Gianluca Busio.
Busio is a central midfielder who has enjoyed something of a breakout year, with four goals and two assists in 31 games in all competitions so far.
That’s caught Manchester United’s attention, and they’re one of several clubs keeping track of him.
“He’s a great talent. He is a player who can play safely in Europe,” Burleson told the website.
“He has great technique, he is a smart player, a box to box and he works hard. For me, if it wants to be successful at high levels, it must change soon.
“If he wants to make a great career, he has to go to Europe soon. Then the technician will decide his future, and I honestly don’t think he will let him go because he is a great talent, a product of our youth sector and a player of which we are proud.
“Inter? Yes, I also know about Manchester United. These are things that came out. We also had an offer, even if not from Inter. But we didn’t let him go.
“I don’t know if and when it will happen, maybe in a year or between two. But what is certain is that the pressure on Busio is always greater, given the many clubs that are coming forward.”