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Former Manchester United starlet Kenji Gorre training with Swansea City ahead of possible switch

By GVincent  |  Posted: March 26, 2013

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FORMER Manchester United starlet Kenji Gorre is training with Swansea City ahead of a possible summer switch to the Liberty Stadium.

The 18-year-old Dutch-born winger arrived in Wales last week and featured for Kristian O'Leary's Swansea Under-21 side as they won at Bristol City on Monday.

Gorre, the son of former Huddersfield and Barnsley defender Dean, had been at Old Trafford since switching from neighbours Manchester City back in 2002 but was released by the club during the January transfer window.

He was so highly rated as a 15-year-old that Chelsea were interested in signing him, but Gorre stayed on at United.

He has now severed his ties, though, and it seems there is a strong possibility that he will pen a deal at Swansea when he officially becomes a free agent at the end of the season.

Gorre has played for United reserves as well as their under-18s, and he has also represented Holland at under-16 level.

He had a spell on trial at Celtic last month, but could now be given the chance to continue his development at the Liberty Stadium.

Gorre's Surinam-born father played in Holland for the likes of Feyenoord, Groningen and Ajax before switching to English football in 1999 when he signed for Huddersfield.

He is now a coach who, after spells with Stoke, Southampton and Ajax, is now working in the Scottish national youth set-up.

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