Norwegian wonderkid emerged as shock transfer target for Man Utd

Manchester City are planning to make a Januar bid for highly-rated Norwegian attacker Hakon Evjen, according to reports.

The 19-year-old forward has risen through Norway’s youth ranks on the international level and is a regular with Bodo/Glimt this campaign, who are currently on top of the Eliteserien table.

Evjen has managed to found back of the net nine times in 19 games for the Norwegian side and has been scouted by the Citizens direct Premier League rivals Manchester United in recent months.

With the starlet quickly earning a reputation with the biggest teams, Pep Guardiola’s side are poised to make a move for Evjen in January, while Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to be a huge fan of his compatriot.

The Daily Mail claim that Manchester City want to snap up the teenager during the January transfer window, however, will face competition from AZ Alkmaar and Anderlecht as well as teams in Italy and Germany.

The Red Devils too could challenge City for Evjen’s services, should the Red Devils firm up their interest.

A switch to Old Trafford might appeal to Evjen, with fellow Norwegian boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in charge and he has been known for giving chance to young players to impress.

Solskjaer has proven he is ready to put his faith in promising players with summer signing Daniel James winning a place in his starting XI.

James, who plays on the opposite wing to Evjen, has managed to found back of the net three times in four games this campaign.