Even with the Premier League and the Champions League in Europe in progress, Manchester United already foresees the next season. They are keeping tabs on Fluminense, forward Kennedy. They are rumoured to be making a bid of around £5 million for his services, as Louis Van Gaal looks for extra fire-power in his squad. The 19-year-old who goes by the name of Robert Kennedy Nunes do Nascimento, but is known as 'Kennedy', has been monitored by Manchester United regarding his progress, for a number of years.
He was a part of the teams that competed in the South American under-20 (2015), under-17 (2013) and under-15 (2011), in addition to the World Cup under-17 (2013). He has made 24 league appearances for the club, scoring two goals in the process. Most of the games he's in the bench, but the English giants certainly feel he will suit the Premier League.
He's a big, strong player as well as very agile. At around 6 feet tall he is very good, both in the air and with the ball at his feet. He's a clever player who has a lot of potential to have a big career ahead of him.
The Fluminense youth coach has said that the player has been linked with a number of clubs, including Manchester United and Inter Milan. The Red Devils also have links with his club since the double acquisitions of Rafael and twin brother Fábio Da Silva back in 2008.
With Van Gaal still not knowing his best eleven, and certainly not happy with his strikers' input, he is very keen on bringing in some new faces to challenge for places in the principal team. With Radamel Falcao's future still in the balance and Robin Van Persie approaching 32-years-old, they are in the need for a shake-up.
United have been linked with a host of players since Van Gaal's arrival in the summer of 2014. Players such as Edinson Cavani, Paulo Dybala and now Kennedy are potential signings in the striking department.
With the young Brazilian looking to cost them around £5 million, it could be worth a gamble. It also looks as if Javier Hernandez doesn't have a future within the club, with the Reds looking to offload him when the window re-opens in July. #Football