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Manchester United on the verge of signing Ben Grist

Sun 14 March 2021 | 14:08

Grimsby Town's youth team player has been linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Ben Grist

first attracted top-flight attention when he was included in the

Mariners

’ squad for their EFL Trophy clash against

Harrogate

back in September. The 16-year-old had the chance to break the record for the youngest ever player to make a senior team appearance for the Grimsby Town, but the record was broken by his teammate

Louis Boyd

, who also became the club’s youngest ever goalscorer that evening. Both players have been linked with Premier League moves in recent months. According to

Grimsby Telegraph

,

Manchester United

are on the verge of signing Ben Grist as they have beaten Chelsea and Liverpool in the race for signing the player. The Mariners boss Paul Hurst was asked about the negotiations for the teenager.

“I think there’s been a lot of interest in Ben from what I’m told,”

Hurst said in a post-match interview after his side’s draw against Colchester United on Saturday.

“I think we’ve got a couple of young lads who are getting some interest, but at the minute nothing’s a done deal yet.

“There are definitely clubs interested, but as it stands, no-one has met any kind of valuation or a deal that the club are happy with.”


source: SportMob