Man Utd 'make contact' with Bayern Munich for £24m wonderkid loved by Harry Kane

Erik ten Hag will prioritise attacking reinforcements at Manchester United in the summer.
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Manchester United are 'very interested' in signing Mathys Tel this summer after making initial contact with Bayern Munich over a deal, according to reports in Germany.

Tel has emerged as one of Europe's most promising young talents since making the €28.5million (£24.4m) move from Rennes to Bayern Munich in the summer of 2022. The 18-year-old has spent this season acting as cover for the likes of Leroy Sane and Kingsley Coman but has been hugely impressive when called upon.

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Only four of Tel's 27 appearances across all competitions this season have come from the start but the French under-21 international still has six goals to his name, including a clinical finish in the 4-3 Champions League win over United back in September. That cameo has seemingly caught the eye of those in charge at Old Trafford, with Sky Germany's Florian Plettenberg reporting that contact has been made regarding a summer move for the teenager.

The report adds that United are one of three English sides to have expressed an interest in recent weeks, following Tel's recent lack of decent game-time. The forward has only played more than 60 minutes on one occasion since November and manager Thomas Tuchel criticised his player earlier this week, insisting he had 'lost momentum'.

Tel is thought to be keen on staying at Bayern and fighting for more consistent football with the hope of becoming a regular starter with the Bundesliga side. But Plettenberg adds that if the forward feels a chance is not forthcoming between now and the summer, he will consider his options.

Tel has been able to develop alongside Harry Kane this season, following the England international's £100m-plus move from Tottenham in the summer. Kane was Erik ten Hag's prime target last year but United quickly moved on amid the feeling that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would not do business with a Premier League rival.

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"He’s started the season really well," Kane said of Tel back in September. "I like the way he trains. He’s always pushing himself and is fully committed. Every time he came in he made a difference and is very confident."

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