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Man Utd starlet makes shock move to Italy after turning down contract extension

Man Utd starlet makes shock move to Italy after turning down contract extension
Man Utd starlet makes shock move to Italy after turning down contract extension

Omari Forson has left Manchester United to join Serie A club Monza on a free transfer.

The Red Devils will receive a compensation package for the forward.

United offered him a new deal with his current contract expiring this summer but Forson rejected the proposal.

Monza confirmed on their official website: “One of the most promising prospects in Europe, Forson is Monza’s first signing of the 2024/25 season. Welcome Omari!”

The teenager made his senior debut against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup in January 2024.

Erik ten Hag started him ahead of Antony and Amad Diallo in the 2-1 defeat to Fulham.

Many people viewed this as a strategic move from the Dutchman to convince Forson to sign a new deal with United.

However, his game time dried up in the latter stages of the season.

The 19-year-old joined the Red Devils in January 2019 from Tottenham Hotspur and swiftly ascended through the club’s youth teams ranks.

He was a part of the FA Youth Cup-winning side in 2022, playing alongside current first-team players Kobbie Mainoo and Alejandro Garnacho.

The starlet has shown that he has high potential. Making it at United would have been tough, considering the alternatives under Ten Hag and the skillset required.

Hopefully, this move to Italy will bring the best out of him.