United Sign Mastour
Manchester United have completed the signing of 15 year old AC Milan midfielder Hachim Mastour for a fee of around £5m. Matthaus has been interested in Mastour for over a year, first admitting he wanted to sign the youngster whilst manager of Sporting CP.
Mastour, who is Italian, first emerged at Milan last season, although is yet to make his competitive debut for the club. He was close to sealing a move to Portuguese champions Sporting when Matthaus was still manager last January, but the Lisbon club couldn't free up the money to complete the move, and now Matthaus has jumped at the chance to sign a player held in such high regard by the United scouts. Mastour is also eligible to play for Morocco, but has said that he only wishes to play for Italy, if he gets the chance.
He is only on a youth contract at Old Trafford, but will sign a professional contract with United once he reaches his 17th birthday in 2015. That contract will be on £2.2k p/w, a bargain for a player of such high potential.