Manchester United poaches Crystal Palace recruiting specialist Jamahl Jarrett to step up scouting

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Manchester United poaches Crystal Palace recruiting specialist Jamahl Jarrett to step up their scouting of the best young players after already moving ahead for Man City scout Stephen Ajewole

Manchester United continues its scouting turmoil with a move for Crystal Palace recruiting specialist Jamahl Jarrett.

Earlier this week, Sportsmail revealed that United had attempted to acquire academy scout Stephen Ajewole from local rival Manchester City.

And the Old Trafford club is now ready to add Jarrett, who is currently assistant head of academy recruitment at Selhurst Park, to their network of spies.

Man United has made the switch to Crystal Palace recruiting specialist Jamahl Jarrett

Man United has made the switch to Crystal Palace recruiting specialist Jamahl Jarrett

United is poised to appoint Jarrett as the lead southern scout.

David Harrison, currently the head of youth recruitment at United, has been instrumental in the anticipated hires of Ajewole and Jarrett.

Harrison was previously head of European youth scouting at Manchester City before joining rival United in 2017.

Traditionally, United has been recognized as leaders in academy recruitment.

United also recently launched an attack to poach rival City's junior scout Stephen Ajewole

United also recently launched an attack to poach rival City's junior scout Stephen Ajewole

United also recently launched an attack to poach rival City’s junior scout Stephen Ajewole

But City has invested huge sums in their scouting network over the past few seasons, hiring some of the best spies in the country.

Indeed, City is now widely recognized as one of the best youth recruiting departments in Europe, with the likes of National Youth Scouting Manager Sam Fagbemi, Chief Regional Scout Paul McLaren and Southern Youth Scouting Manager Carl Walker leading their network of spies.

But there is an opinion from City that United’s move to Ajewole, a junior scout, threatens that intelligence.

United continues their scouting shake-up as they seek out exciting talent from all over

United continues their scouting shake-up as they seek out exciting talent from all over

United continues their scouting shake-up as they seek out exciting talent from all over

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