Reds to trial the ‘new Agger’
Posted by nickogs20 on September 11, 2008
16 year-old Brondby defender Nicolai Boilesen is set to have trials with both United and Chelsea over the next couple of months.
After duelling for both the Premier League and the European Cup last season, the top two clubs in England are set to go head-to-head again for the services of the Danish youngster, who has previously captained his national U17 side (notably in a 6-1 victory over their English counterparts).
Boilesen has been described as the ‘new Daniel Agger’ – a title that is likely to amuse some who may think the real Daniel Agger probably needs to do a bit more in the game before people start being called the new him, but one that makes some sense when you consider the fact he is a left-footed Danish centre-half who is comfortable in possession and reads the game well (Agger also started out at Brondby).
According to several UK media sources Boilesen is set to undergo a trial period with the Reds first before then being put through his paces in West London. The kid is, by all accounts, a big United fan, which you would always hope would work out in our favour if the player has a decision to make. We’ll see how things pan out, watch this space…