Italian club Lazio is reportedly trying to bring in Manchester United striker Federico Macheda on a loan deal. The 19-year-old striker is believed to be a future star for Italy.
Despite being immensely talented, he is currently struggling to get enough first team football at Old Trafford and comes behind Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez, Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen in the United pecking order.
According to a report published in Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport, Lazio is going to approach Sir Alex Ferguson in their bid to secure the Italian teenager’s loan service.
Manchester United signed Federico Macheda in 2007 from Lazio’s youth academy and the Italian started to appear for United senior team since 2008-09 season. He had 10 appearances last season, while this season he has already made 5 appearances in all competitions.
It is believed that Lazio would offer Macheda more first team action but, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson may not like the idea of sending him away for a loan stint with Lazio as his first choice striker Wayne Rooney has been struggling for form.
However, Lazio would still try their best to get their former student back for few months on loan with an option to buy him permanently at the end of the loan stint.
In England, Everton boss David Moyes has also shown interest in the young Italian. So, Manchester United can expect some offer for Federico Macheda in the January transfer window.