Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has refused to be drawn on the future of the promising Jeffery Schlupp amid speculation that the 20-year-old is set to sign for the club.
Schlupp has been on trial for the past couple of weeks and will spend a further week with the club after having his trial extended for the second time.
“I don’t know at this point. He’s still at Manchester United. It’s as it was,” said Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson.
“It’s an arrangement between the two clubs and Jeff is enjoying himself there. Both clubs are happy and we will see where it takes us.”
Schlupp has made five league starts this season for Leicester this season being used mainly as cover for Paul Konchesky but hasn’t appeared for the first team since November.
The German born senior Ghana international played as a striker when on loan at Brentford in 2011, scoring six times in ten appearances, so he is obviously quite a versatile player.
It is understood that he has played in defence during his time on trial at Manchester United.
The deal could be the latest in a number of transfers between the two clubs, with both Michael Keane and Jese Lingard taking in loan spells at the East Midlands club, with Richie De Laet, Danny Drinkwater and Matty James joining on permanent deals.
Schlupp’s versatility is very interesting as the player can be used up front, and at both left back and left midfield and his flexible nature is certainly a useful trait to have at such a young age.
With a host of names including Brady, Bebe and Macheda all leaving the U21s either on loan or permanently, there is certainly space in the squad for a dynamic and versatile winger such as Schlupp.