Ryan Tunnicliffe, like many others before him, and likely many more to follow, didn’t make the breakthrough at Old Trafford when on the books of Manchester United.

He was part of the 2011 FA Youth Cup winning side, a side where he rubbed shoulders with Ravel Morrison, Jesse Lingard and a player who went on to become football’s most expensive signing when returning to Old Trafford in the shape of Paul Pogba. Now, according to an article in the Mail Online, Tunnicliffe is sparking the interest on a plethora of Sky Bet Championship clubs.

The former Manchester United youngster, who is now only just 24-years-old, is set to leave Fulham on a free at the end of this season, three years after signing on at Craven Cottage for a fee rumoured to be around £1.2 million. In the three years he’s been on the books at Fulham, Tunnicliffe has featured 66 times for the Cottagers, scoring twice and laying on six assists.

Tunnicliffe has seen his time at Fulham punctuated by loans to Blackburn and Wigan – he is currently in his second spell with the Latics. For Wigan, the 24-year-old midfielder has made five appearances since signing on loan, but hasn’t featured in the last two match day squads.

Despite only featuring twice for Manchester United in League Cup games, Tunnicliffe has more than 150 games of Championship football to his name, something seen as an attraction for many teams at this level.

The Mail Online say that “Reading, Huddersfield, Brentford, QPR, Ipswich, Cardiff and Nottingham Forest have all shown an interest,” adding that Wigan are also considering making his loan move permanent when Fulham release him. The Mail Online also go on to mention that he has also been “considered” by SPL side Rangers.


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