Zach Giggs, the 16-year-old son of Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs, is reportedly set to leave Old Trafford after attending a trial at another club.
The teenager, who can play at centre-back and left-back, is not expected to be handed a deal when his contract at United expires at the end of the season.
He has been called up to the Wales U15 squad in the past and in 2021, Giggs made his U18 debut against Wolves as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watched from the stands.
That being said, Giggs is currently on trial at Championship side Sheffield United, although a move to the Blades is deemed impossible at present.
Paul Heckingbottom’s promotion-chasing side were slapped with a transfer ban in January after the EFL found them guilty of failing to meet repayments on player purchases.
And that ban extends down to academy signings, meaning Giggs will not sign for United in the near future.
Blades manager Heckingbottom was asked about the 16-year-old defender’s future after he attended a trial at Bramall Lane this week.
He told Yorkshire Live: “There’s nothing I can say on it, but I know he’s [Giggs] in. It would be Del [Derek Geary, Academy Manager] making a decision on that.
“It’s important to be involved in it but I want them to back their decision.
“It wouldn’t be independent but if someone has been working with a player for four weeks and wants to put their name to them then brilliant, I’ll back them.
“I don’t know Zach’s situation [with Man United]. I am not privy to it at all but we can’t sign players.
“We have had lads in who we want to sign but we can’t sign them and we have lost some and they have gone elsewhere or they are on trial elsewhere now.
“If we get it lifted we can start recruiting again. It’s still the same in the academy if you are a pro.
“If someone is coming in as a pro we can’t sign them, it all depends on the type of contract.”