Manchester United Wonderkid Ayodeji Sotona Considering Leaving With European Giants Circling
Lots of Promising Youth
Currently, the Red Devils have much promise lined up for the future; players like Teden Mengi and Anthony Elanga are looking to become first-team regulars at the Theatre of Dreams. In addition, Hannibal Mejbri, who has been tipped as the next Kylian Mbappé, joined last summer for a fee that could rise to £9 million.
Despite this success and a bright future, Sotona is considering a departure from Old Trafford. The report also suggests that there are European giants interested in his signature.
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Whitwell’s report claims that Sotona’s reasons for thinking of an Old Trafford exit are multiple.
First of all, the youngster has not yet signed a professional contract. With promising players in the first team, namely Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes, having made renewing their contracts a challenge, the issue of those with younger names has not been as heavily covered. However, now it is becoming far more important, with a wonderkid considering departure due, in part, to a lack of a professional contract.
The report also gave Sotona’s lack of opportunity as a factor in his potential decision to leave. He has played just 60 seconds of football for United’s U23s in his time at the club; he came on as a last-minute substitute before prematurely returning to the bench having been shown a red card. And Despite getting lots of game time in the U18s, the 17-year-old is considering a move away, wanting more opportunity and a professional contract.