When Kacper Kozlowski entered the pitch against Spain as he replaced Mateusz Klich, the midfield broke the record of the youngest player to ever feature at the Euros, six days after Jude Bellingham set the new benchmark.
The 17-year-old, who currently plays for Pogón Szczecin in Poland, has long been touted as the next great thing to come out of his country, and his manager’s willingness to throw him at the deep end showed how much they believe in his talent.
That’s why seeing the names of Barcelona and Manchester United linked with him isn’t at all surprising, especially with both the La Liga side and the Red Devils being keen advocates of nurturing youth and developing them for the first-team.
Gazzetta dello Sport are the ones pushing the interest, claiming that a number of teams are after the young Pole, starting with Cagliari and Juventus in Italy.
Beyond those borders, however, are the aforementioned Barcelona and Manchester United, although Borussia Dortmund are ‘in the lead’, ‘thanks to the network of observers in Poland, who, at the time, found a certain Robert Lewandowski’.
That’s some strong competition for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team, who will have to make sure they move quickly if they have real intentions of bringing Kozlowski to Old Trafford in the foreseeable future.