Manchester United are close to completing the signing of Cardiff City’s Gabriele Biancheri.
According to Fabrizio Romano, United will sign the youngster on a four-year professional contract, and he will make the switch once FIFA approves the deal.
Manchester United are set to complete the signing of young talent 2006-born striker Gabriele Biancheri from Cardiff City 🔴🏴🤝🏻 #MUFC
Understand it’s 4 year pro contract now completed, just waiting for Fifa approval to finalise the deal. pic.twitter.com/ZnslrA9J4C
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 14, 2023
The 16-year-old was the subject of interest for several top clubs, as per The Athletic, but the Red Devils swooped in last month to secure his signature early.
Biancheri qualifies to represent England, Italy and Wales at international level and has opted for the latter, with whom he plays for at Under-17 level.
Talented 2006-born striker Gabriele Biancheri has confirmed he's leaving Cardiff City – deal completed to join Manchester United academy 🔴🏴🤝🏻 #MUFC @academyarenautd
Medical tests already done, four year contract in place as Man Utd win competition over 2-3 English clubs. pic.twitter.com/OtbXWtmjXN
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 18, 2023
One for the future
Erik ten Hag is seemingly building his squad for the future, as it’s unlikely the teenager will slot straight into the senior setup.
However, given Alejandro Garnacho’s quick development and breakthrough, it might not be long before the Welshman is awarded chances in the first-team.
Still, Carrington is regarded as one of the best and most successful academies across Europe, so it’s clear to see why Biancheri opted for the move.