Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Man United Lead Arsenal & Chelsea In Race For Greek Starlet?

Manchester United are understood to be lining up a £3million January offer for Greek youngster Kyriakos Papadopoulos at Olympiakos, with Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea also interested in the central-defender, according to The Sun.

16-year-old Papadopoulos is the youngest ever player to play in the Greek top-flight after the young defender made his senior debut for the Kokkini in a 3-1 win over Atromitos last December and is one of the rising stars of Greek football.

La Liga club Espanyol were interested in offering the young prodigy the stage to parade his talents last summer after a series of trials at the Estadi Olimpic Luis, but Papadopoulos opted to stay in his homeland and sign a contract with Olympiakos.

It is believed that European Champions United are already in talks with officials at the Greek club about a proposed January move to Old Trafford for Papadopoulos, with Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson ready to pay the £3million valuation for the defender.

However, the Gunners and Chelsea could also move for the young defender in January, with the London clubs both interested in Papadopoulos, who is already on the radar of Greek National team coach Otto Rehhagel.

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