Report: Manchester United leading race for U.S. midfielder Hyndman

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Emerson Hyndman has had a roller coaster time at Fulham thanks in large part to the English club’s managerial instability.

The 19-year-old midfielder, once capped by Jurgen Klinsmann’s USMNT, has had enough and is looking toward the future. Among those linked with the youngster in a recent report are West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Borussia Dortmund, Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich.

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But Manchester United is reportedly leading the way, and would be quick to loan Hyndman out according to a report from HITC:

A Fulham source told HITC Sport: “He looks to be on his way, we have been told of a number of clubs who want him and are offering big deals, but United look to be in the strongest position.”

Hyndman is a lock for the U.S. U-23’s Olympic efforts against Colombia and, hopefully, the tournament in Rio itself.

His destination is a tricky one. Hyndman has a very high ceiling and has been back playing regularly for Fulham since early December under Slaviša Jokanović, and the Cottagers are six points ahead of the drop.

We’d love to see him anywhere that keeps him playing regularly at a high level. And loans are tricky business when it comes to players featuring in a club’s plans. Like Matt Miazga moving to Chelsea, there are no easy answers here other than waiting, but we’ll root for Hyndman to go somewhere with a bit less of a battle for minutes, and stability, than Old Trafford.