Premier League giants Manchester United have reportedly sent out scouts to put Brighton midfielder Kaoru Mitoma under their radar for the summer transfer window.
According to a report from The Sun, The Reds are closely monitoring the development of Kaoru Mitoma of Brighton after he bagged nine goals and six assists since the appointment of new Seagulls manager Roberto De Zerbi from Sassuolo.
Brighton signed the Japanese International from Kawasaki Frontale for a reasonable 2.7 million euros in 2021 and this season he has been bearing fruit with consistent star performances. The 25-year-old is signalling his own breakout season this term and though he has grabbed a few luminary displays earlier, the most notable of them against Liverpool in the F.A. Cup by scoring the winning goal in added time, caught him the eye of several European clubs.
While there’s still a lot to prove for Mitoma in order to cement his chances of playing for a top club next season, he has already appeared linked with several Premier League clubs. Manchester United are expected to sign a few new players to bolster their squad in the summer, especially in the front and midfield. Brighton’s breakout star could become a serious possibility at the start of next season if he continues to play as a fireball in the midfield.
Despite the rumours linking Kaoru Mitoma to Manchester United, current Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong still remains a priority for manager Erik Ten Hag in the summer after failing to secure him last season. By defeating the Catalan giants in the Europa League playoffs, Ten Hag sent out a clear message to the Dutch midfielder about the project he has undertaken at Old Trafford and how he changed the circumstances for the positive from last season.