Manchester United have signed 15 year old Norwegian Mats Moller Daehli but a move to Old Trafford will have to wait until 1st February 2011. Daehli isn’t a professional as yet so Man United will not pay a transfer fee for the young teenager but made and agreement to pay his club Stabaek €10,000 a year for the entirety of his career and could also contribute funds to the club’s academy and FC Lyn who Daehli previously played for before joining Stabaek.
Morten Tveit who is the reserve team coach for Stabaek said:
“We are just happy to send such a good player as Mats to the best club in England. Had it been Leeds or Everton it would have been difficult. Man. United is a professional, serious club. You have a lot of Norwegians there like Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and we believe it is safe for him.”
“I think he is going to play for the first team and every coach at Man. United thinks he will play for the first team. He is one of the best players in Europe in his age group. He is the best player I have ever seen at his age and I have seen a lot of international players at that age.”
“He can play right side, left side, maybe off the main striker. He can be a little bit Messi a little bit Xavi. He is outstanding and can be a complete football player. He has the mentality, the technique, his attitude is very good. He has everything. If he misses something it is the physical side. He has to be stronger but he is 15 and that will come.”
On his signing with United Daehli said:
“This is really cool I am going to learn a lot.”