Barcelona player Marc Jurado flies to England ahead of Manchester United transfer


Barcelona youngster Marc Jurado flies to Manchester on Wednesday morning ahead of his scheduled transfer to Manchester United in the summer transfer window.The 16-year-old is set to officially join United in the coming weeks and has already posted a farewell message to the former club Barcelona following the expiration of his previous contract.

MEN Sport understand that Jurado has yet to receive international clearance, which will allow him to officially sign for the club, although United are not worried the process will be over soon.

On social media Wednesday morning, Jurado posted a photo before his flight to Manchester with the caption: “A new dream is coming. ”

Upon his arrival in Manchester, the young right-back will move into accommodation organized by United but will be asked to quarantine himself for two weeks in accordance with government guidelines before being welcomed into training.

Sources in Spain claim Jurado rejected a three-year contract offer from Barcelona and United will only have to pay the Catalans a small indemnity.

Jurado is on his way to Manchester

United recently signed Spaniards Arnau Puigmal and Mateo Mejia to their academy, but Jurado is sure to generate comparisons with Gerard Pique, who moved from Barcelona to United at the age of 17 in 2004.

Jurado confirmed his impending move to United in June when he wrote a farewell message to the Barcelona childhood club on Instagram: “It’s never easy to leave a team that has given you everything. FC Barcelona was my second home, my second family, where I developed as a player and as a person.

“Today is the time to say goodbye, but not before expressing my gratitude to each of the people who have helped me since I started in the pre-benjamín [junior team] in 2011.

“I had the chance to share my passion with a fantastic generation, with whom I will always be linked.

“We started out as boys who just wanted to run after a ball and I say goodbye to them nine years later calling them friends.

“Only we know the immense luck we have had with all the coaches who have developed us and helped us continue to achieve our dreams.

“Each step has a beginning and an end. Mine, having thought a lot with my family, came. I leave behind unforgettable memories that will always stay with me.


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