United and Reds chase African
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Manchester United and Liverpool are both tracking South African star Delron Buckley.Manchester United and Liverpool are both tracking South African star Delron Buckley.
The 27-year-old has rekindled his career this season after moving from Bochum to Arminia Bielefeld.
The forward, who can also play on the wing, has bagged 14 goals in Die Bundesliga this term - including two against Bayern Munich last month - and a host of clubs from around Europe are now taking a close interest.
Buckley is understood to have a release clause of just é¼500,000 and together with the fact he has a German passport - he is now proving an attractive transfer option.
Both United and Liverpool sent scouts to check on Buckley during Arminia's midweek German Cup win over Hansa Rostock and they saw him play the full 90 minutes in the 1-0 success.
Buckley's agent Rob Moore spoke exclusively to skysports.com about his client.
"As an issue, I don't really want to talk about it as he is doing so well," Moore told skysports.com.
"But yes, I can confirm that there is a lot of interest in him."
Speaking of Liverpool and United's interest, he said: "They have not contacted me, but it doesn't surprise me, he has had a very, very good season.
"He spent a number of years at Bochum, but they made it hard for him to leave. He left in the summer and is now showing how good he is."
The interest in Buckley is not only confined to England, as clubs from Germany, Holland and Spain are all understood to be making checks.
While there is nothing concrete on the table for Buckley, it is thought that the race for his signature will heat up in the coming weeks.