Manchester United poach Crystal Palace recruitment specialist Jamahl Jarrett to ramp up their scouting of the best young players around, having already made moves for Man City academy scout Stephen Ajewole
Manchester United are continuing their scouting shake-up with a move for Crystal Palace recruitment specialist Jamahl Jarrett.
Earlier this week, Sportsmail revealed that United had launched an attempt to take academy scout Stephen Ajewole from local rivals Manchester City.
And the Old Trafford club are now set to add Jarrett, who is currently assistant head of academy recruitment at Selhurst Park, to their network of spies.
Man United have made their move for Crystal Palace’s recruitment specialist Jamahl Jarrett
United are ready to appoint Jarrett as a lead southern scout.
David Harrison, who is currently United’s head of youth recruitment, has played a lead role in the expected appointments of Ajewole and Jarrett.
Harrison was previously head of European youth scouting with Manchester City before joining rivals United in 2017.
Traditionally United are recognised as leaders in academy recruitment.
United also recently launched a swoop to poach rivals City’s junior scout Stephen Ajewole
But City have invested huge amounts in their scouting network in recent seasons and employed some of the country’s top spies in the process.
Indeed, City are now widely recognised as having one of the best youth recruitment departments in Europe, with the likes of national youth scouting manager Sam Fagbemi, head regional scout Paul McLaren and southern youth scouting manager Carl Walker leading their network of spies.
But there is a view from City that United’s move for Ajewole, a junior scout, leaves that intelligence under threat.
United are continuing their scouting shake-up as they look to sign exciting talent from all over