Call it the cost of doing business these days.
Manchester United could find itself ponying up $14 million in a bid to capture Turkish youngster Ferhat Cogalan.
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Currently with Valencia, Cogalan is scoring goals by the dozen and is a right-footed attacking player.
Here’s Cogalan’s father, from the Manchester Evening News:
“Valencia want at least €13m for Cogalan and do not want to let him go,” he told Beyaz TV.
“We’re in no hurry because Ferhat is in contract with Valencia until 2021. But when a club like Manchester United invites us, it is logical that we study the proposal, right?”
$14 million might seem a bit nuts for a kid that age, but maybe that’s the new norm when you consider that Anthony Martial cost $55 million at age 19.