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Manchester United: United eye new 'Reyes'

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posted on Oct, 21 2004 @ 05:19 PM
Manchester United's latest target in Spain is Sevilla starlet Diego Capel - who is being dubbed as the 'new' Jose Antonio Reyes.

The 16-year-old was a member of the Spanish squad which finished runner-up to France in the European Under-17 championships last year.

Arsenal's Cesc was a member of that side, as was Gerard Pique - who joined United from Barcelona in the summer.

United also failed with a bid for Real Madrid's Javi Garcia - again a member of that squad - and so Sir Alex Ferguson's scouting network are obviously huge fans of the Spanish youth system and are trying their best to land as many Iberian youngsters as possible.

Now Capel - full name Diego Capel Trinidad - is being tracked by United, who have been secretly scouting him while he has been playing for Sevilla's 'B' team.

Capel is already on the brink of the Sevilla first team and has been on professional terms since he was 15.

He is likened to Reyes because of his left-sided role, along with his pace and eye for goal.

Capel has been with Sevilla since 2002, after originally being with Barcelona's youth set-up and he is tied to the club on bumper five-year deal.


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