Irish reporter Dan McDonnell has backed Manchester United’s interest in Republic of Ireland teenage sensation Mason Melia.
The youngster has been likened to Brighton striker Evan Ferguson.
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“He’s a striker, he is such a talent,” McDonnell tells Off The Ball’s The Football Show.
“And I’ve spoken to people at St. Pat’s about him who say this. Mason Melia is going to be at home here until 2026. He turns 18 in the Autumn of 2025.”
“He’s been exceptional for Sean O’Connor’s team at U19s,” explains St Pat’s coach Jon Daly, speaking to the Irish Independent.
“When you are thinking ‘I need a goal’, I saw him score numerous goals for the U19s. I saw him score against Wexford in the Leinster Senior Cup. I know he can finish, and I know his movement is good.”
The club see the player as a potential star and will be doing all they can to secure the player’s signature ahead of rivals Chelsea and Manchester City.