Manchester United are in talks with Manchester City in an attempt to sign Jack and Tyler Fletcher, the 16-year-old twin sons of former United midfielder Darren Fletcher.
Jack and Tyler Fletcher both came through the ranks at United’s neighbors City and are both highly rated in the blue half of Manchester.
Ex-red Darren Fletcher plays no role over deal
Despite being United’s current technical director, Manchester Evening News reporter Tyrone Marshall writes that 39-year-old father Darren has played no role for United in talks over a potential deal for his sons with the Red Devils reportedly monitoring the situation for a number of years.
The twins, who are both midfielders by trade, do not turn 17 until next March, at which point they will be able to sign professional contracts. Sources close to the deal say the move is driven by the fact United sees potential in the twins both being able to break into the first team. As the twins are still on schoolboy terms at City having not signed scholarships, they are free to meet with potential new suitors.