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Manchester United miss out on strike starlet

Breel Embolo has signed for Schalke. Boo.

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One man Manchester United will definitely not be signing this summer is strike starlet Breel Embolo, whose move from Basel to Schalke has been made official after Switzerland's elimination from Euro 2016. The teenager had been linked with United for a few weeks, though the German side have pulled off quite the coup in securing his signature.

The transfer certainly represents a step up for Embolo, though despite regular Champions League qualification, Schalke are certainly not among Europe's elite. Instead, this is a very patient -- and, for his footballing development, a very intelligent -- switch, with Embolo almost guaranteed regular playing time in one of Europe's strongest leagues, instead of warming the bench at one of the big beasts.

You can guarantee that the likes of United will be carefully monitoring his progress over the coming few seasons. In the meantime, at least that's one name we can cross off our list.