Manchester United have taken Curucao international Liandro Martis on trial following his impressive performances with Oldham.
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Formerly of Dutch outfit Feyenoord, the 20-year-old operates on the left wing and is also on Leicester City’s radar.
League One side Oldham had already offered the youngster a contract, but United are pushing hard to persuade him in joining their under-23s side, according to a latest report from Manchester Evening News.
However, the winger looks keen to get started in first team football – which could mean a lower league outfit gazump their top flight rivals.
“I went into Leicester for a day and felt comfortable and got an offer,” said Martis.
“Then I went into Manchester United for a week and received good feedback from Warren Joyce and could have earned a deal had I waited, but I just want to get my career started.
“I am confident in my ability. I’ve played a number of games to obtain fitness and have done well.
“I played against League Two Crewe and scored and laid on an assist and then played in a game with Tranmere where I help set up a number of goals before I went Oldham and scored against a championship Preston.
“Oldham have offered me a deal and we have been in negotiations for two weeks. I am nearing a decision on my future and I want to make the right decision for the next stage of my career.”
United scouts spotted Martis after he scored a spectacular strike in a recent pre-season friendly match between Oldham and Preston North End.
The club have now offered Martis the chance to impress at the Carrington training ground, with the view to the Curacao international joining their Under-23 setup.