Done deal: Manchester United sign young striker from Atletico Madrid

Manchester United have completed the signing of Atletico Madrid youngster Alejandro Garnacho on a five-year contract.

The news comes from Manchester Evening News reporter Samuel Luckhurst.

The 16-year-old is said to have been one of the brightest prospects of Atletico Madrid’s youth system in recent years and has moved to Old Trafford to further his football career.

Garnacho celebrated his 16th birthday in July and there has been speculation over a move to United ever since.

Despite starring for their U19s he has now agreed terms with United, who will have to pay Atleti a compensation package for training and development.

The club has already concluded deals for Real Madrid teenager Alvaro Fernandez and Marc Jurado from Barcelona.

That tells you a lot about where the scouting network has been working over the past year.

The Spanish market is full of brilliant young players and United should always be on the lookout for the next best thing. Sadly, signing Barcelona’s Ansu Fati would be an almighty stretch.

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