Manchester United signing confirms move on Instagram


Marc Jurado appears to have signaled his impending transfer to Manchester United from Barcelona. United made a deal to sign Jurado, 16, in May and the right-back’s response to a message from Bruno Fernandes on Instagram almost confirmed his transfer.

Fernandes wrote: “Unfortunately our trip to the Europa League ends here. It was not what we expected. We wanted to be in the final and fight for the trophy that we so wanted. While congratulating Sevilla on reaching the final, we always played well and we didn’t deserve to stop here.

“Now is the time to rest and reflect so that we can come back even stronger and achieve the goals we set for next season!

“Thank you to all my teammates and staff who have welcomed me so well over the past few months at the Red Devils. I hope to continue to learn and grow with you every day, and that we conquer many titles in the future!

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“Together we lose (sic.), Together we make mistakes and together we develop #MUFC. ”

Jurado replied, “We keep fighting,” accompanied by a muscle emoji.

United have yet to announce the arrival of Jurado, who is awaiting international clearance with 17-year-old Alvaro Fernandez of Real Madrid. Norwegian Isak-Hansen Aaroen, who turns 16 this week, is due to arrive from Tromso.

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's response to Fernandes was the main comment
Jurado’s response to Fernandes was the main comment

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

New recruits to the academy Joe Hugill, Logan Pye and Radek Vitek have already started training with United. The club battled competition from Arsenal and Tottenham to secure a £ 300,000 deal with Sunderland for forward Hugill, 16, and defender Pye, also 16, was also at Sunderland.

16-year-old Vitek comes from Sigma Olomouc and is the last Eastern European goalkeeper to join United’s junior ranks after Ondrej Mastny, Matej Kovar and Alex Fojticek. Fojticek was released last month and Kovar is online for an upcoming loan.


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