United manager Danny Wilson has confirmed Mikey Mampuya will be invited to train with his squad in England next week before a final decision is taken whether to offer him a permanent contract at Bramall Lane.
Mampuya, who has been playing for Enosis Neon Paralimini in Cyprus, started both of United’s friendlies during their tour of Malta.
However, despite being impressed by some aspects of the full-back’s game, Wilson has admitted he wants to see “How Mikey does in the heat of battle back home” rather than make a snap decision about his future.
“Mikey has worked hard. The heat has been really strong but he told us that he was used to it,” Wilson told me at United’s base in Sliema, said.
“We’ll do is see whether he wants to come back with us and take another look at him in a different type of contest then decide whether we’ll take things any further.”
Wilson had revealed that Mampuya, aged 29, was recommended to United by former Glasgow Rangers and Scottish FA chief Gordon Smith. If Mampuya does accept Wilson’s offer, then he could feature against Rotherham United at New York Stadium on Tuesday.
“Gordon told us that he was worth a look,” Wilson said.