When Manchester City chose to sign Gabriel Jesus from South American club Palmeiras for a fee said to be in the region of £27 million/€33 million, they were taking a massive gamble on an hitherto unknown player. Just like casino players, clubs have to take a gamble or two on youngsters and hope it pays off.
Monaco must be happy that the gamble they took on signing Kylian Mbappe has paid off. That gamble could see them getting as much as £180m for the youngster in the summer by when it is expected that PSG will make his deal permanent. Signing youngsters can be risky but just as fans of casinosfreespins.co.uk gambling site can testify, such gambles can sometime pay off and in a big way.
Just like in Casinos, the wrong signing in the transfer window could leave a club with a player they don’t need and who is earning big bulks but with youngsters, the risk is minimal and can be very rewarding and exciting. Most football fans like it when their clubs sign young players who develop from their academy to become a first team regular.
Arsenal and Manchester United fans will know this too well. The Gunners have seen gambles taken on the likes of Fabregas, Nasri, Van Persie, Rob Holding, Bellerin just to mention a few pay off. Same as United with the likes of Jones, Ronaldo, Lingard and others.
And the Red devils are at it again. This time, they are set to sign 16-year-old Colombian Wilson Tilve who is already tagged as the “next James Rodriguez”. According to the report by the sun, Manchester United have handed the player a trial with the under 18s and if successful he will become the first ever Colombian to sign for the Red Devils. Although Falcao was not long ago on the books of Manchester United, he was on loan from AS Monaco and was never a Manchester United player perse.
Wilson trained with the Red Devils’ under 18 from January 26 to January 30th. It however remains unclear if he has impressed enough with United’s youth team to be given a contract. He is currently on the books of Club Atletico Colombia de Cartagena. He is left-footed but he is more known for his playmaking abilities. Although he can play in anywhere in attack, he is more at home in the number 10 role – the same role Rodrigue is well known for.