United coach urges Mourinho to watch Serie A star
Manchester United sent four scouts to watch Sampdoria centre-back Joachim Andersen on Sunday, according to reports in Italy.
La Repubblica claim the 22-year-old Dane is on Jose Mourinho’s radar after a string of fine displays for the Serie A club – and a recommendation from Red Devils fitness coach Stefano Rapetti.
Rapetti joined Mourinho’s staff from Sampdoria in the summer and possesses inside knowledge of the talented youngster, who appears to be following in the footsteps of Inter centre-back Milan Skriniar.
Four United scouts were reportedly dispatched to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Sunday and they witnessed arguably his worst display of the campaign as Torino ran out easy 4-1 winners.
Despite that, the Italian newspaper state the previous reports were ‘extremely positive’, to such an extent that Mourinho is ‘convinced’ about an eventual purchase.