Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is after Japanese striker Takayuki Morimoto according to reports. The striker, who is with Italian Serie A outfit Catania, is thought of as one of the most exciting prospects to come out of Asia in recent years.
Catania general manager Pietro Lo Monaco said today that Ferguson is a fan of the striker, 21, who was likened by AC Milan’s Alexandre Pato to Brazilian legend/fat boy Ronaldo. The report should be taken with a pinch of salt though – Lo Monaco has said he will sell the youngster next summer.
“We’ll transfer him to a big club at the end of the season. We, as a small club, can do nothing more for him,” said Lo Monaco. “We’ve already received important offers from England and France this summer.”
“Alex Ferguson highly rates him.”