Last Updated: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 11:19
Manchester United are on the trail of Real Betis starlet Alvaro Vadillo - a 17-year-old midfielder who could soon be worth £15m.
The Reds have joined the race to sign Vadillo and sent their Andalusian-based scout Carlos Ruiz to watch him and two other highly-promising teammates, Alejandro Pozuelo and Sergio Rodriguez, play for Real Betis B against Puertollano in the Spanish Segunda B yesterday.
United and Anderlecht have both recently joined the race to sign Vadillo, who has already been the subject of serious offers from Fiorentina and Real Madrid.
Vadillo rejected the chance to join Real for £1.5million this summer and instead penned a new deal with the Seville-based club until 2016 which will earn him 8,000 euros a week.
The deal also included the stipulation that his buy-out clause would raise to 18million euros once he has made five first-team appearances for the club.
He has so far played 92 minutes for Real Betis in the Primera Division spread across three outings against Granada, Real Mallorca and Getafe.
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