Arriving at Chelsea at a very young age, Jérémie Boga spent a lot of his time out on loan, much like a lot of youngsters have done in the past when contracted to Stamford Bridge.
However, when the chance came to find some stability elsewhere, the forward took it, leading to his move to Sassuolo in Italy.
Since then, he has gradually developed into the player many expected him to be, meaning one capable of scaring defences with his dribbling ability, to the point where he attracted interest from the likes of Manchester United.
That’s what Foot Mercato are reporting on Friday, claiming that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made a ‘timid approach’ for the former Chelsea man, who is now one of the most-wanted on the market.
Valued at around €30m minimum, the Ivory Coast international is being courted by Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, Wolfsburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach in Germany, while Rennes, Nice, Sevilla, Arsenal and Barcelona have all come knocking also with varying degrees of concreteness.
However, the ‘most serious’ comes from Atalanta, who have joined AS Roma, Milan and Napoli in Italy as an interested party.
As you can see, if Manchester United want Boga, they will have to face some serious competition, and perhaps that’s one of the reasons why they have ‘shown little interest of going further’ for now.
It’s not much, but it’s definitely worth keeping in mind that somewhere in Carrington, the 23-year-old’s name has been written down.