MANCHESTER UNITED interim boss Ralf Rangnick is targeting four German wonderkids for potential transfers.
The 63-year-old is only due to be in charge of the Red Devils until the end of the season and then he will move into an advisory role.
Rangnick is already planning transfers for four young stars who could play a big part in United's success in the future.
Rangnick is familiar with the players, who are all on the books of top flight German teams.
But who are they?
Bayer Leverkusen's Florian Wirtz is one of football's most highly sought after attacking midfielders.
The £60million rated 18-year-old has had an excellent start to the season, scoring eight and assisting 11 in 21 games.
Although Wirtz has expressed his desire to develop in Germany, Rangnick is prepared to test that resolve by offering him a chance to star at United.
Wirtz could learn a thing or two from Bruno Fernandes before coming the long-term successor as the team's playmaker.
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Luca Netz has made a name for himself at Borussia Monchengladbach this season after leaving Hertha Berlin.
The 18-year-old left midfielder can also play at left-back.
And Netz has three appearances for Germany's U21s at his tender age.
He wouldn't cost the Red Devils as much as Wirtz would, and he could provide good cover out wide as well as at left-back should Luke Shaw get injured.
Eric Martel is on the books of RB Lepizig, but is learning his trade at Austria Vienna.
The 19-year-old can play in the midfield or in the heart of the defence.
Martel could replace the ageing Nemanja Matic in United's first-team.
Leipzig may not be too keen to part with one of their up and coming stars, though.
Armel Bella-Kotchap played a big part in Bochum’s promotion to the Bundesliga last season.
The 20-year-old has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent years.
Chelsea tried to sign the youngster last year.
Standing at 6ft2In, Bella-Kotchap is an imposing figure at centre-back and could learn a lot off club captain Harry Maguire and serial Champions League winner Raphael Varane.
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