Leicester City youngster Zack Booth joins Dutch outfit Volendam on season-long loan… while his USA international brother – who plays for Utrecht – is attracting interest from Man United
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Leicester City’s young American midfielder Zach Booth is joining Volendam in Holland on loan.
Booth’s brother, USA international Taylor, plays for Utrecht in Holland and been attracting interest from Erik ten Hag at Manchester United.
With the Foxes falling into the Championship at the end of last season , there have been a number of outgoings as the club look to acclimatise to the second division.
And with the transfer deadline looming, the Foxes have seen fit to send the American youngster out to the Eredivisie for regular minutes to continue his development.
The 19-year-old is yet to win a first appearance for Leicester, but has so far managed to accrue a combined 38 matches for the U21s and U18s in his three years at the club.
Young midfielder Zach Booth is joining Volendam on loan from Leicester City
Taylor Booth is being targeted by Manchester United after impressing manager Erik ten Hag
Booth (centre) rejected multiple contract extension offers by Bayern Munich before joining Dutch side FC Utrecht last summer – a gamble that has paid off with regular first-team football
Booth’s elder brother, Taylor, has however been of increasing interest from United, having been compared to their former target Frenkie de Jong.
Now at Utrecht, he followed in the footsteps of Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams, in making the move to Germany, joining Bayern Munich from Real Salt Lake’s youth academy in January 2019 before leaving on a free in 2022.
Ten Hag, a former manager of Utrecht, never coached the young American, but still has close ties to the club and is understood to be a keen admirer of his talents.