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BORN in Germany, Sean Goss moved to England when he was eight years old to join Exeter City’s Centre of Excellence.
Goss spent eight years with the Grecians and in 2011/12 scored 13 goals for their Under-16 side from central midfield.
His development, and form, had already captured the attentions of Manchester United, who had invited him for a trial in 2011.
Having impressed during his time with them, Goss was invited to play for United’s Under 17s as a ‘guest player’ in the Aegon Future Cup in Amsterdam in April 2012.
Once again he showcased his potential and, just three months later, completed a permanent switch from St James’ Park to Old Trafford for a reported £100,000.
Goss’s first season at his new club didn’t get off to the best of starts, however, as injury sidelined him for eight months.
He refused to let that hamper his progress, though, and in 2013/14 he scored six times in 27 outings for United’s Under 18s, and was short-listed for the club’s academy Player of the Year award.
Goss’s performances led to him being called up to train with the United First Team by then-manager David Moyes.
In the summer of 2015, newly-appointed boss Louis van Gaal included Goss in the First Team’s pre-season tour of America, and he went on to feature in a number of senior squads but on departing Old Trafford, he was still to make his professional bow.
Now Goss, who has represented England at Under-19 level, will be determined to hit the ground running at QPR, and with it fulfil his undoubted potential under the guidance of Ian Holloway at Loftus Road.