Mark Wright impressed a lot of people during the Soccer Aid match and he even earned himself man of the match.
Now it’s been reported that the star has been offered a trial at Manchester United football club after he caught the attention of manager Jose Mourinho.
The former The Only Way is Essex star – whose younger brother Josh, 26, plays for Gillingham – has been asked to join the team for two weeks of training.
A source said: “Mark has always fancied himself as a decent footballer. But he didn’t expect this amount of interest after Soccer Aid. Jose came up to him after the game and asked him if he was free to head up to United’s training ground to see how he gets on among some professionals. Mark is now making sure he can fit it into his schedule but he is very keen.”
Apparently that’s not the only offer the 29-year-old hunk has received either as Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has also been in touch with the former TOWIE star.
The insider added to The Sun newspaper: “Sam rang on Tuesday with a similar offer.”
His blossoming TV career may cause a few problems though as he is set to head out to America soon for six months after his CBBC kids show The Dengineers was recently picked up by a US channel.
However, the source explained: “Mark is taking it in his stride but has told friends that if something serious does come of it he would drop the TV work in a heartbeat.
“He may be 29, which is old in football terms, but he would love a couple of years playing for a living.”