Aston Villa target Daniel Akinleye admits he wants Man Utd transfer

Aston Villa transfer target Daniel Akinleye wants a Premier League move – albeit to Manchester United.

The 13-year-old wonderkid is viewed as a potential superstar.

He’s currently on the books at French minnows Quevilly-Rouen Metropole, but looks destined for far bigger things.

A host of Premier League clubs are tracking his development – along with Villa.

However, the rookie forward insists he’s only got eyes for the Red Devils.

"My dream club where I wish to play for in future is Manchester United like Odion Jude Ighalo," Akinleye is quoted as saying by All Nigeria Soccer .

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"My qualities as a striker; speed, strong, technique. I need to improve my left foot, my finishing in front of goal and maturity in my game.

"I model my game after Romelu Lukaku because he is strong, I like his technique and he scores every time!

"I was born in France but my parents were born in Nigeria. I don't know where my international future lies but when the opportunity comes I will see what is best for me and my family."

United swooped for Nigeria international Ighalo in the January transfer window.

However, he’s yet to find the net for the Premier League giants.

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Veteran midfielder Juan Mata explained last week that the former Watford forward is settling in well.

“Odion has experience of playing in the Premier League and hopefully he will score many goals for us from now until the end of the season,” he said.

“As the manager said, he’s a good character as well and he’s got a good personality which has fitted straight into the dressing room.

“The better he does, then the better for us – and I wish him all the best.”

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