Are United chasing Papadopoulos?

Considering the fact that Manchester United have been supposedly interested in Kyriakos Papadopoulos for the past four years, some people may choose to dismiss the latest rumours linking the Red Devils to the Greek defender. However, following a hugely successful Euro 2012 for the 20-year-old, fresh reports have emerged that suggest that Sir Alex Ferguson is again set to turn his attention to the youngster.

It would be fair to describe Papadopoulos as one of Greece’s most well-known players, after the defender incredibly made his debut as a 13-year-old in the fourth division in his homeland. It only took two years before he was then playing for Greek giants Olympiakos, and now he is regarded as one of the best defenders in Germany where he plays for Schalke. Bearing in mind the above, it’s no surprise that Papadopoulos is attracting interest from another big club, as he looks to further his career again.

Fortunately for United, it would appear as though the youngster is more than open to a move to Old Trafford. He said, “It’s an honour for me to hear that such a big club likes my football, but at the moment I don’t know anything about it. Of course I would like to someday play for Manchester United, but I am a player of Schalke and I am focused on them.”

It remains to be seen whether or not anything comes to fruition. However, there is absolutely no doubting Papadopoulos’ credentials, with the defender being a key performer for his national team through Euro 2012. While he did not start in Greece’s first game, after coming on as a substitute midway through that clash he has been an ever-present figure. Sir Alex Ferguson is most likely eager to see how he fares against Germany, with the two nations set to meet in the quarter finals later this week.