Rumours: Is this 19-year-old Brum City star “jumping at the chance” to join Man United?

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Man United has been reportedly closely monitoring Rico Browne, a superstar for Birmingham City, but it hasn’t been officially confirmed by the club yet. 

The Premier League elite have been keeping an eye on the 19-year-old central defender since he made an impression at the Championship club.

His contract, which ends in the summer, is up with Birmingham Under-21s, a team in the lower division, which wants to extend the contract. United has been gathering detailed information on Browne and has been made aware of his potential availability.

In addition to receiving a verbal 18-month contract offer from Spurs, Browne received a trial with West Ham back in 2021, but he decided to remain at St Andrew’s.

If United has a clear strategy for Browne’s future development at Old Trafford, he would most likely “jump at the chance”.

The promising young player suffered a major injury at the end of the 2021–22 season but has been a permanent fixture for Birmingham’s Under-21 team in the Professional Development League this year.

19-year-old Browne has played for St. Kitts and Nevis at the youth level but has not yet played for the main squad.

Mark Dempsey is the manager of United’s Under-21 team, which competes in Premier League 2’s top tier but has less success than Man City.

With seven games left in the 2022–23 season, Birmingham’s senior team is just one victory away from avoiding the prospect of being demoted from the Championship.

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