Manchester United & Liverpool amongst clubs interested in 18-year-old MLS sensation

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Manchester United & Liverpool amongst clubs interested in 18-year-old MLS sensation

A recent report from England has credited both Manchester United and Liverpool with an interest in Ricardo Pepi.

Who is Ricardo Pepi?

Ricardo Pepe is an 18-year-old centre-forward who is currently plying his trade in the MLS with FC Dallas.

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Despite only being 18, Pepi has already managed to notch 55 appearances for Dallas, in which he has scored 16 goals and provided four assists.

13 of those goals and two of those assists have come in the current MLS campaign, whilst Pepi would also set an MLS record for Dallas, becoming the youngest player in the league’s history to score a hat-trick:

Pepi’s fine form would also seem him handed his USMNT senior debut earlier this year, and he has now scored three in four for them.

Premier League sides eye Ricardo Pepi

Now, as mentioned above, Pepi has found himself linked with some top sides.

As per the Mirror, Liverpool and Manchester United are among the Premier League clubs to have registered an interest in Pepi, whilst Brentford and Brighton are also said to be keeping tabs on the teenager.

Pepi is currently contracted to the MLS outfit until 2026, suggesting that Dallas will be in no rush to sell.

However, the report from the Mirror adds that Dallas are braced for offers for the youngster ahead of the January transfer window and the American outfit are hoping to receive a fee in the region of £10m for Pepi.

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